Industries create tons of waste every year. Some of it is recycled or disposed off. While some of it just roams and ruins the planet in one way or the other.
Architecture and civil constructions is one such industry.
A total of 548 million tons of C&D debris were generated in the United States, in 2015. A big number, right? Well, a big concern too.
That’s what made us write this blog post. It’s about the preventive measures to keep your next construction project as eco-friendly as possible.
How to ensure Environment Friendliness in your next construction project?
Construction and architecture altogether require the investment of resources and processes. Some of these processes result in waste production.
By keeping in mind certain points we can tone down the pollution caused due to construction and demolition (C&D).
But what are those points? Let us find out in the section below.
1. Limit fuel usage
Every construction firm in the world consumes and wastes a huge lot of fuel.
This causes some serious air pollution and also drains out our natural resource (i.e., fuel). If a firm is able to reduce the usage of fuel during a construction project, they can save both money and the environment.
Wondering how this is going to happen? Here are a few tips to look at:
- Minimize haul distances
- Reduce vehicle idling time
- Use greener, alternative fuel sources
- Use hybrid equipment
If your organization keeps these tips in mind, it can noticeably decrease negative emissions and hence improve air quality.
2. Consider Noise pollution
Every construction project involves the use of many heavy machines.
As these machines move and function, they create noise pollution. While it might not be a major concern in hugely open areas, when the construction sites are near to residences, it can get real bad. One might have to face noise complaints in such a case.
To keep your firm safe from such complaints, make sure that you abide by all the construction laws in that particular locality.
Also, make sure that you send a letter to neighbors before beginning work and work only in the right hours. Carrying out construction process at night or other odd hours will be highly inconvenient for everyone.
3. Properly dispose off waste
Another way of making your next construction project eco-friendly is the right disposal of waste. For example, in Canberra, Australia there are specialized organizations for skip hire Canberra and they lend skip bins to their customers and handle the waste disposal for them.
In the US, almost 90% of the waste is from demolitions. The sad part is that it is disposed off in landfills or through incineration. This severely harms the environment.
So, what’s the fix?
Well, by salvaging, reusing and recycling existing materials, you can cut down a great deal on the waste production and contribute greatly to waste management. This will directly protect the environment from the unnecessary wastes.
4. Employ reusable technologies
Okay, this is one of the best ways to lower the negative impacts from your construction project.
The aim is to use the energy sources which are reusable and don’t exploit our diminishing natural resources. For example, the concept of inflatable dams is awesome.
These dams help fight soil erosion, water runoff and prevent sedimentation as well. If your firm uses reusable energy resources like these, you’d be greatly contributing to the environment.
Environmental pollution is a major concern and we’ve all known it for a long time now.
As it is getting worse every other day, this is the high time when we work towards improving the situations. In this article we talked about the points which will help construction firms battle environmental pollution.
Also, if you are looking for any sort of construction guidance, you can get in touch with SB Civils. They’re professionals following all the 278 works sections and commandments.
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Author Bio : Jack Bowie is a 278 works accredited contractor with expertise in highway construction and drainage services. With a focus on building a sustainable business, Jack Bowie has been a true advocate of environmentally friendly practices.