Any building site, regardless of how large or small it is, will end up being an area that will have a quite large carbon footprint. Building sites require an enormous amount of energy not only in terms of supplies and goods, but also with a large amount of people and equipment needed to get the site up and running.
With all of the materials being transported back and forth from supply warehouses to the sites, and all of the heavy lorries and other equipment rumbling about, plenty of waste can be found. Much of this waste can be prevented, however.
So, as more people are becoming concerned with focusing on ways to reduce their own carbon footprint, many business owners are as well including owners of construction building firms.
Construction site foremen have been working with company owners as well as their skilled workers to take some steps to become more watchful of waste and take the effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
Some of these steps include the following:
- Reducing the amount of supplies that are being delivered from a constant stream to more scheduled events
- Running equipment and lighting with generators that have been designed to be more carbon friendly and far more efficient
- Discuss using materials that are more sustainable and eco-friendly with the builders, thus being more carbon neutral than traditional supplies
- Having a plan to turn off equipment when not in use, and not leaving unnecessary lighting running when it is not needed
- Recycling the remnants of materials or old materials that are removed from the site, often these can be used as décor in another building site
Many construction and building firms have started implementing some of these practices and are finding that with just a bit of increased vigilance, it is actually quite easy to do many small things which will end up decreasing a site’s carbon footprint.
Most likely, as these practices become more popular, and increasing numbers of construction and building firms continue to use and modify their practices in order to become more environmentally friendly, more associated carbon neutral products and services will arise.
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