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Environmentally-Friendly Construction Practices That Could Save the Planet

Environmentally-Friendly Construction Practices That Could Save the Planet

by Proforma Construction, April 5, 2018

These are some of the eco-friendly standards that the construction industry can adopt to preserve the planet.

While it seems like the push to go green is bigger than ever, this is more than a passing trend.  For those in the construction industry, you are particularly well-suited to contribute to conservation efforts.  Eager to adopt practices that can help save our planet?  Then here are some of the eco-friendly standards that the construction industry can adopt.

  • Be Less Invasive

One way that construction can go green is by trying to build in places that have low agricultural and ecological value.  This way, you will be less disruptive of natural environments and ecosystems.  Additionally, if you much build in a more rural area, implement local plants and create nesting and breeding sites into your design to preserve the area’s biological state.

  • Go Smaller

In terms of the environment, smaller building projects are better.  When you keep things small, you will require less building materials and produce less waste.  Additionally, smaller construction projects reduce the amount of energy and emissions used in the structure post-construction.

  • Use Materials Responsibly

Finally, the construction industry can be more environmentally-friendly by striving to use eco-conscious building materials in their projects.  Make an effort to work with suppliers that use green and ethical business practices.  Additionally, you should carefully plan out your project so you can accurately predict the amount of materials you will need.  The better your estimate, the less waste you will have once the project is completed.

These are some of the eco-friendly standards that the construction industry can adopt to save the planet.  Interested in finding the right contractor for your next green building project?  Then contact the experienced team at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly trained and experienced team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.