Petro designers and production teams like to think LOCAL!
We promote the use of Low impact materials. These are materials that require less energy for production, transport, and operation than NEW products OR those that come from outside of the local or regional economy. They have lower impacts throughout the product life cycle, including production, use, and disposal.
It also helps to choose products that will not be damaging to your health and to the environment!
Let us guide you in choosing products that can be recycled or deconstructed and can be reused on-site or at nearby sites rather than disposed of in a landfill. Using shade constructed surfaces with structures or vegetation to reduce heat islands and effects on microclimate and wildlife habitat are also helpful. Additionally, choosing paints, sealants and other related products that contain reduced amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), which contribute to air pollution, are better for you and the environment.
Petro uses low impact materials in several of our projects currently in the works. Shown in the photos below, recycled stone was used for several wall structures at a residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland.