Sustainability is now a major aspect in the UK and the world with many companies trying to stick to the best practices possible. There is no question that the earth is warming and we must do something about this radical change. Without action, more and more of the world’s wildlife will die and natural disasters will become more common. You may well be thinking that implementing sustainable practices within your construction project will make little to no difference in the grand scheme of things. Though, if everyone does their bit we will take huge strides in safeguarding our planet for the future.
As you might well expect there are many different materials within the building industry that are terrible for the environment. Cheap low-grade wood for example is really damaging to woodland and carbon capture zones. Furthermore concrete and other man-made materials often use vast amounts of fossil fuels to create them. Of course, you will not be able to remove every damaging material from your project and there is a huge issue with regulation at a higher level. However, you can attempt to reduce the number of harmful materials that you use and make a conscious effort to source sustainable items.
Equipment and tools
Many of the tools and equipment in the construction industry are fairly damaging to the environment. They often either rely on fossil fuels to run them or have been created using techniques which use fossil fuels. This is, of course, very damaging to the environment and you must attempt to cut down on these numbers. You may have a few ideas already in mind for how you are going to sort these issues but we also have a couple of thoughts. Electric power is a great way to bring down your carbon usage and there are many ways to switch to electric power. Take your van for example. There are a whole host of electric vans on the market which will be far better for the environment than your diesel-powered option.
As you might expect, waste disposal is a crucial aspect of maintaining a sustainable building site and you should ensure that you manage your waste professionally. After all, if you leave your waste around the site then you run the risk of damaging the local environment and the wider community.
If you need a hand with the waste removal on your site then make sure you contact us today. We have many years of experience in the industry and can certainly help you with any waste issues you might have. What’s more, we pride ourselves on listening to our clients and helping them to get the best results possible.