Environmental friendly business practices are a hot topic and the strong focus of businesses in nearly every industry, including construction. The great news is that often these solutions are not only better for the environment, but they’re also better for your bottom line. Get started with the following guide:
Construction produces a large number of waste materials, period. There’s no way around it, but you can and should look for ways to minimize the waste you’re producing. Increasing the efficiency of your operations, optimizing the use of supplies and materials, and choosing products and methods that reduce waste are all great ways to reduce the production of waste materials for all your projects. Every little bit really does add up.
Explore recycling initiatives specifically aimed at the construction industry like the EPA’s Industrial Recycling Program. This program focuses on recycling construction and demolition debris in other construction applications on site.
Efficient Energy Use
Use tools, products, and materials that promote efficient energy use. Look for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your operations, materials used, and final products. Use the Energy Star Program as a guide.
Choose Green Solutions
Look for products and materials specifically designed to be more environmentally friendly. Consider products that reduce the environmental impact of specific parts of your operations such as using an inflatable bladder dam for all your dewatering applications.