Building Green

solarpanelsSlatter Construction is experienced in all aspects of environmentally responsible construction. We are a member of the US Green Building Council and our staff has received LEED accreditation. We are happy to make environmentally sensitive project design, energy and material decisions that often result in cost savings to our clients.

We find that another component of going green is the development of a more pleasurable living environment. Natural lighting and materials provide a healthier, more pleasant quality of life for a building’s inhabitants. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:

  • greenbuildinglogoSustainable site development
  • Water savings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials selection
  • Indoor environmental quality

Slatter Builds The United Methodist Church On 17th Avenue


Designed from the ground up as an environmentally friendly, the United Methodist Church on 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz is being touted as the first of its kind in the country.

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“We’re happy to be building a green, sustainable building. One of our core values is to be good stewards of the Earth and this structure provides us with an opportunity to make a statement.

We’ve hired Slatter Construction to do the design/build and they will be the organizational clearinghouse for all of the contractors and subcontractors, including the architect, site engineers, landscape architects and construction folks. Working with Slatter has been very helpful. We’re getting a lot of valuable local knowledge in navigating the permitting process because they’re experts at dealing with the local scene.”

Pastor Mike Love
United Methodist Church