1. Give Thought to LEED Certification
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, known as LEED, is commonly appraised as the gold standard for green construction – and there are different certifications for different levels of the process.
“For instance, construction volume certification covers an entire portfolio of building projects. Whereas LEED campus and multiple building certifications focus on several buildings on a single site,” Construction Labor Contractors explains. “For the ladder, there are some options to help project owners determine the best way to reach their goals.”
To put it in other words, it’s besides the point where you’re building, what you’re building, or what level of the Construction process you’re presently in, there’s something you can do to make your process more environmentally friendly. Even if you don’t go through with official LEED certification, researching upon the criteria and practices of LEED construction will only help you.
2. Ensure proper Disposal of Materials
Construction sites produce a considerable quantity of waste. To reduce the bad environmental affects of such waste, properly disposing of excess construction materials is a good step.
There’s many construction “waste” materials that can be recycled and reused, consider conducting a waste inspection to find out which materials can be reused and recycled. Working with a waste removal service that prioritizes sustainability is a smart way to help reduce environmentally destructive waste disposal practices on your construction site.
3. Maintain Equipment properly
How you manage equipment on a Construction site is important. While most sites will just keep equipment running at all times If you want to reduce equipment downtime between task, reduce equipment usage time which is done on Green Construction sites.
“If your task doesn’t actually call for the equipment to be powered on, then shut it down. You don’t need to leave it running at all times,” James White writes for Mother Earth News. This might seem like common sense advice, but it’s rarely followed.