Wow! Look at all that scrap. No wonder our landfills are taking over our planet. Did you ever see how much lumber and other building material is carried onto the job site? Ever notice how much scrap is generated? One of the biggest environmental offenses of conventional home building is the rubble left behind. Did you know that construction waste makes up 30 percent of landfills? Palm Harbor Homes are engineered to produce minimal waste. By being built in a factory, it's an assembly process of pre-cut components specifically calculated by computer-aided design to minimize waste. This is not waste. This is our recycling bin, where we salvage off-wall and other non-critical items to put back into the system. We measure our waste by the number of dustpans, not by the construction site Dumpsters or truckloads.
You can see where I'm going with this, can't you? At Palm Harbor, we've been green for as long as there was a color in the Crayola box. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But in our 30-plus years of building quality homes, we have always looked for ways to have less of an impact on our environment and conserve energy..