What we used to call “green” design is now just common sense. Take it from a contractor who called on his eco savvy to update his own home
Thomas J. Story
The most eco-friendly material is often the one that lasts longest with the least effort. “The endgame is the net energy use on a product, so if it requires repainting, refinishing, or constant cleaning, it’s not the best product,” says King. For example, the family’s bluestone patio requires zero attention.