Select Materials

Reducing off-gassing and VOCs is Good for Your Family's Health.  Green and Sustainable Building Materials are Available.

DB_BETTER_MATERIALS.jpgWe give you choices that allow you to express your values in your remodeling project.  You can make a healthier choice by selecting the right building materials.  We make it easy to select products that improve your home’s indoor air quality by focusing on reduced Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or reduced off-gassing (formaldehyde).  You can also select 3rd-party verified environmentally-friendly products that have reduced carbon footprints, lower energy intensity, or use recycled materials. 

At any step in our process, you can pick standard products, or pick products that have lower impacts on your family’s respiratory health, or pick products that have a lower environmental impact. Your project – your values.  Couple materials selection with cleaner building practices, and ecobeco reduces the impact of dust, fumes, chemicals and other hard to see negative side-effects of the remodeling process.

Interested in learning more about what choosing the right materials can do for your home? Get in touch with ecobeco’s design & build expert, Reuven Walder, today by filling out the form on this page or give him a call at (240) 396-2141




Meet Reuven! ecobeco's Design | Build Director

Reuven.pngReuven is a Certified Building Analyst, Building Envelope Specialist, and Quality Control Inspector through the Building Performance Institute, a certified Healthy Home Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association, and an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Professional. Reuven is also a licensed Home Improvement Contractor in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has a broad base of knowledge around building science, energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly products, and is the lead contractor supporting a research study that is investigating the link between enhancing indoor quality and reducing childhood asthma symptoms. A committed conservationist, Reuven has devoted his career to developing projects aimed to reduce resource consumption and promote sustainability. He also has experience conducting research on ecosystems and species. He is an experienced environmental educator utilizing his broad base of scientific and mechanical systems knowledge to educate and empower people around him to wisely use and protect our resources whether on a nature tour or in their home. Reuven lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, son and two daughters.

Send Reuven a message or question by filling out the form on this page