Green practices need to be incorporated into everyday life and in all industries. Not only does eco methods protect the environment but is can also save you money. Adopting eco construction practices doesn’t need to be a tedious task and incorporating eco methods from the start will make the process much easier. Not only do eco construction techniques save you money, but they tap you into the mainstream green building movement. Consumers and local governments seem eager to back this movement which makes it even easier to take part in eco friendly construction solutions.
Prevent waste in the design phase
If you are, or can get involved in the design phase of construction then you have some prime opportunities to prevent waste that leads to overspending on materials and waste removal costs. Before you gear up in high vis clothing major savings can already be made in construction. You will be amazed at the wasteful decisions the project architects and planners may be making. A hands on eco approach from day one will the building construction a smooth process.
Reuse & Recycle waste on site
Your imagination’s the only limit on reusing and recycling waste on the construction site. Well, ok – there will be some local laws affecting how you can use some types of waste and in what ways, especially when it comes to backfill. That being said, you can save concrete chunks, broken bricks, blocks and other masonry rubble for backfill. Slip into your ladies safety shoes and use joint compound buckets for other materials and your tools and use sawdust for mulching landscape and path ways.
Know your eco materials alternatives
The green material industry is booming now, and will continue to grow and evolve as consumers – and government – shift towards eco building methods. Globally eco construction products and materials are easily available.