Green/Sustainable

Rising Design & Construction believes that being a sustainable construction company is being a green construction company. John Rising, owner and founder or RDC is committed to increasing customer awareness and incorporating the ethics of sustainable building in our business practices as well as our building practices. Our vehicles run on biodiesel fuel from Yokayo Biofuels in Ukiah. Our office is located in an energy and resource efficient building using roughly half of the energy and a third of the water than a comparable building. We support community organizations like Daily Acts, Rebuilding Together Petaluma and Habitat for Humanity.

At every phase of a project, we evaluate each aspect of the plans and try to implement green, sustainable and energy efficient building materials wherever they make the most ecological and economic sense.

We are constantly researching the latest green building products to stay as current as we can to offer our clients the best possible solutions.

We take into account many things in selecting products but we always ask:

  • What is it made of?
  • Where is it made?
  • How long will it last?
  • And, how much does it cost?

We work as your guide to help you select the appropriate products and systems for your job. Our primary goal is to build structures that are healthy, energy efficient, and cost effective.

Other ways we try to reduce our environmental footprint on each job are:

  • Repurpose, recycle and reuse materials destined for the dump
  • Recycle miscellaneous job site construction material and waste
  • Recycle all metal from the demolition process including nails, screws and flashing
  • Procure materials at locally owned supply firms to make sure the money our clients spend stays in the community
  • Use engineered lumber including joists and studs
  • Always use FSC certified wood in stock lumber and trim
  • Promote green product alternatives (primer, paints, sheetrock, interior finishes, adhesives, sealers, insulation, etc.)