The construction industry isn’t slowing down anytime soon, and it has a proven detrimental impact on the environment, too. [bctt tweet=”Over 500 million tons of construction debris is discarded per year in America.” username=”HSIServicesInc”] More and more companies are trying to find ways to be more green and carefully consider the environmental impact they are making.
Environmental Considerations for Construction
One thing is for sure, construction generates a lot of waste. While it might be impossible to stop waste from being produced, there are ways to go green and help cut down on environmental byproducts of construction. Here are the top five environmental considerations for construction and the best ways you can start going green.
1) Reduce Waste
Reducing waste should be a main factor in reducing environmental impact. Make sure to come up with a plan to track and document waste reduction goals. Make sure to carefully plan your project so you don’t purchase too many supplies and create additional waste.
2) Go Green
More and more products are going green and there are many viable options available. Make sure to use products that are green or reusable, such as inflatable bladder dams, in place of traditional cofferdams or sandbags.
3) Become Energy Efficient
Increasing energy efficiency is imperative in cutting down environmental effects during the construction process. Using older and outdated tools decreases productivity and makes you use more energy. The more productive everyone is, the less energy is used and projects can be completed quicker.
4) Long-Term Sustainability
Not only do you need to think about environmental considerations of construction projects, but also of the long-term effects, too. How will the facility being built continue being green? Make sure to consider an integrated design, water management, building location, and energy efficiency during the planning stage.
Environmental Considerations for Your Construction Site
The environment cannot be ignored and should always be taken into consideration when planning any construction project. Being environmentally conscious helps create a better future and can be cost-effective and save time in the long run.
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