Last updated on December 1st, 2019
Here are the 5 things needed for a green construction site.
5 Things Needed For A Green Construction Site
The commercial and residential construction industries have experienced increasing pressure from different quarters to go green. But with the increased demand, there is the need to take a breather and evaluate the role of construction site management, which is an essential aspect of the building process that is often overlooked.
Talk about green construction revolves around the use of energy-efficient building designs, materials, and techniques as well as the use of high-efficiency appliances all with the aim of lowering energy consumption and costs.
Green Construction Requirements
As such, it suffices to say that green construction begins from the laying of the foundations which also means that the building a sustainable house starts with the builders who are keen on maintaining an eco-friendly construction site.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the primary standard observed in green construction with different certificates issued for various stages of the building process. For the entire portfolio of a construction project, you consider a construction volume certification.
Conversely, you need a campus and multiple building certifications if you are putting up several structures within a single construction site.
Fortunately, project owners have the option to why the benefits of the certifications so that they pick what helps them achieve their goals.
In essence, the certification is there to enforce the principle that there is something that can be done to make the construction environmentally friend irrespective of the magnitude of the project, where it is being done, or the stage of the building process.
Given such expectations, it is wise to study and be abreast with the practice and criteria of LEED construction even if you go through the required paces of getting an official LEED certification.
Different moving parts mesh together to ensure there is integrity maintained on a green construction site. Everyone working on the project and is present at the site must do their part to ensure they adhere to guidelines and avoid doing anything that compromises sustainability.
It all points toward the need for accountability.
Routine inspections at every stage of the building process are one of the ways you can promote accountability for the project.
The checks help you know what is happening and to identify problems as early as possible so that you can ensure everything about your project stays on track.
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Selecting the right building materials is essential in running a home construction that can qualify to be considered environmentally friendly, but for that, you have to ensure that you are using eco-friendly materials.
Therefore, you should consult your suppliers to know where they get their products and what their priorities are when it comes to eco-friendly standards and sustainability.
Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal
The construction of a building has a lot of waste. Instead of tossing what is regarded as rubbish into a trash bin and hauling it to a damp site, check which waste materials can be recycled and reused.
Proper Equipment Handling
Proper equipment management plays an essential role in the overall construction site management.
The conventional approach in most construction sites is to keep the construction machines running at all times in a bid to maintain productivity and be on track to meeting deadlines.
However, with green construction sites, there is a need to reduce equipment usage by switching off machines when they are not in use to help save energy. It is a move that makes sense yet one rarely followed in most home building projects.
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