environment

Building an Environmentally-Friendly Development

If you are serious about building an environmentally friendly development then you need to get serious about where your power is coming from.

All your energy should be renewable. There are several options: the classic solar, or even wind power. Depending on where you are, geothermal or hydro energy could be good options for you.

Insulation & Heat

Once you have your power source identified, make sure you aren’t wasting it!

Getting the correct insulation is key to keeping heat loss to a minimum, making your property more energy efficient and more eco-friendly.

How To Build Environmentally Friendly Developments

The environment is at the forefront of many people’s minds. It’s never been more important to think green when thinking about your business and the construction of new developments.

We’ve put together some ways we can keep our builds green and do our part to save the planet, as well as showing your customers that care about sustainability.

Power Supplies

Don’t forget to research your different window options, since some are better at retaining heat than others!

Think Carefully About Location

Where you build your development is very important.

It can determine things like how many miles materials need to be transported over and with an eco-friendly development, you need to be conscious of the carbon footprint that you’re creating.

Research where up and coming local developments are becoming available and plan accordingly. If you get the right location, this will greatly enhance the value of your development.

Use Sustainable, Biodegradable, and Recyclable Materials

Finding and using materials that are environmentally friendly may sound like a huge challenge but it’s not as hard as you might think.

The main criteria you are looking for is as little environmental impact as possible. Construction materials that require a high amount of energy to produce, such as aluminium sheeting, should be avoided if possible.

Recycled material will cut down on the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill. You should also seek out materials that come from renewable sources, like certified timber from sustainable forests. Be conscious of where you buy your material, since it all adds up.

Be Practical About Construction Waste

Construction waste should be kept to a minimum. Make sure that workers and subcontractors agree to a low-waste policy and take part in training to ensure that this is being done correctly.

Remember to have somewhere that your recyclable waste can be sorted, collected and actually recycled! There’s no point in using recyclable material if you dump it!

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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