Furniture & Finishes

Furniture & Finishes

Focusing attention on the finishes and furnishings that are used in buildings is important:

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Commonly known as the "new carpet, paint, and car smells," these smells are harmful off-gassing from new products. New paints, sealants, finishes, carpet, and furniture products are now available with low- or no-VOCs.

Resource Consumption - Interior furniture, textiles, and carpets are often built with wood and petroleum-based products. The continued consumption of these products places considerable strain on limited natural resources.

Advances have been made regarding the availability of products that eliminate the above concerns.

Best Practices

Re-used Material
Re-purposing existing building material for a new use is possible. For example, a used door can be re-used as the top of a reception desk. Building material re-use centers, such as Recycle Ann Arbor, have emerged across the country to help meet demand.

Recycled Content
Selecting interior furnishings with a high percentage of recycled content decreases demand on raw material. For example, many carpets today are manufactured with recycled plastic or bio-based products which use 20-50% less fossil fuels.

Rapidly Renewable Material
Instead of using hard-to-replace resources such as hardwoods, select finishes that utilize rapidly renewable bamboo, wool, cotton, cork, and wheatboard materials.

Indoor Air Quality
VOCs are harmful to inhabitants. Using paints, sealers, and adhesives with low- or no-VOCs help improve the quality of indoor air.

Benefits

  • Decreased demand on natural resources
  • Cost savings (re-used material)
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Decrease carbon emissions
 
 
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“With its tremendously skilled, hard-working team, J.S. Vig Construction helped fulfill the vision that the City of Romulus had in mind when we set out to build the Romulus Athletic Center. Thanks to J.S. Vig, the Romulus Athletic Center is now a beautiful, award-winning and popular athletic facility that has become the jewel in Romulus' crown.”

Tim Keyes
City of Romulus
“It has been a pleasure working with J.S. Vig on numerous projects over the past few years. They exhibit professionalism and honesty in their work, along with a willingness to look at options and alternate approaches to make project happen and succeed.”

David Esau, AIA, LEED AP
Cornerstone Design Inc
“ J.S. Vig is a company that is easy to work with because of their integrity. Our two firms have prospered from an over 30-year relationship, including many projects and personnel, which could not have happened without ongoing dedication to quality and honesty.”

David Zanely, LEED AP
Wilkie & Zanley Architects, A Sidock Company
“I have enjoyed over a 20-year relationship, built on honesty and professionalism, with J.S. Vig Construction Company.”

John Wilkie, AIA
Wilkie & Zanely Architects, A Sidock Company
“J. S. Vig Construction Company has built over 500,000 sf for Avis Farms. We have found their staff and subcontractors to be honest, creative and responsive in meeting our aggressive project goals.”

Trish Kalmbach
BOSC Equities
“…Simply one of the most organized and talented construction teams that I have had the pleasure of working with in 25 years.”

Greg Heil
President, Heil Partnership
“J.S. Vig Construction Company is honest, efficient, responsive, and completes each project with the client's needs in mind.”

Jerry Reinhart
President, Pomeroy Investment Company
“While this was an extremely difficult project in terms of phasing and working around our children, the employees of J.S. Vig did an outstanding job!”

Kurt M. Sebaly M. Ed.
Pentickton Center for Blind Children
“Through the entire pre-construction and warranty phases, your people have been responsive, professional, and cost-efficient. I would welcome the opportunity to recommend your firm and look forward to working together in the future.”

Larry Reed
Metavante Corporation