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.
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!