Build Responsible Institute

Build Responsible Institute

Providing education and awareness to industry and consumers since 2006

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Build Responsible Institute

About Erik..

Erik Listou is driven by

a passion for helping


By combining his many

years of building,

educating, entertaining

and volunteer work, Erik

has created a business of

directly helping other businesses and consumers.  

About Build Responsible...

The Build Responsible Institute was founded in 2006 by Erik Listou and is dedicated to education and awareness for consumers and the building industry.

Build Responsible™ is a new name for an old concept. Our parents taught us to be responsible, sharing their lifetime of experience and knowledge. When building or remodeling, you need someone with a lifetime of experience and access to the entire industry to gain proper knowledge.

This web site is committed to help you make responsible building and remodeling decisions for you and your family. Many of your decisions will have a dramatic effect on our environment, on our energy resources and safety and accessibility in your home. How do you know what choices to make? How does your building team of contractors, architects and designers know what choices to make? Is your home safe if you or your friends have any physical limitations? The pillars of the Build Responsible™ Institute are simply… Accessibility, Green and Energy.

ACCESSIBILITY: Accessibility is making your home safe for everyone, regardless of their temporary or permanent physical condition. Wider doors, no-step entrances and showers, grab bars, attention to design and details that ensure comfort in your home for many years. Build Responsible™ will help you understand how important accessibility is for you, your family and your friends. If you follow the ideas and use the right products now, you will be able to live in your home safely and comfortably for many, many years.

GREEN: Green building and remodeling is here to stay. Green is an earth friendly, whole systems approach to building and remodeling from product selection to waste removal. Using composite products instead of whole trees and products designed to last a lifetime will help to preserve our natural resources. Build Responsible™ is your guide to education and awareness of the concepts, products and services available to make your home green.

ENERGY: Energy sustainability is using products that are designed to save energy as well as produce energy in your home. Solar panels, radiant heating, insulation and many other ideas all help to reduce your energy usage. Imagine your home with no electric bill? Build Responsible™ is your resource guide to education and awareness of the concepts, products and services available to help save our planet.