Reducing emissions on construction sites has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. Many construction companies already have a key focus on creating sustainable buildings and eco-friendly construction sites. In this blog article we describe five tips for embedding sustainability into your project from the start.
Use sustainable materials
Sustainable construction sites also prioritise the use of sustainable materials. This means using materials that are renewable, recyclable, and locally sourced wherever possible. But did you know that we also have sustainable products in our range? For instance, we have a footing for your temporary fences, made from recycled material.
Pay attention to your energy use
On a sustainable construction site, you should prioritise energy efficiency as well. When you are setting up temporary offices on your construction site, you may not consider the environmental impact of these building, but you should. Often, on-site cabins lack basic energy efficiency measures, such as proper insulation or LED lighting, which means there are plenty of opportunities for you to achieve some quick wins in this area. Renewable energy source can also be incorporated.
Do not forget about transport
Another important part of a sustainable construction site is logistics. Construction companies can save a lot of CO2 emissions by making logistics processes more sustainable, for example by using electric vehicles. But buying locally also significantly reduces the number of journeys.
We can also consider more sustainable methods of transporting your temporary fences. Contact us and we will be happy to discuss what we can do for you.
Cut down on waste
If you have excess materials at the end of your project, you can reduce the wastage by co-ordinating with other organisations to see if they can use your left-over materials. You should also have facilities on-site so your co-workers can sort different waste materials into different bins, enabling you to recycle materials where possible. By separating waste, you keep track of which materials you can reuse (immediately). This can be done, for example, by setting up an environmental yard on your construction site.
In conclusion, a sustainable construction site is one that prioritises sustainable materials, energy usage, transport and waste reduction. By adopting these principles, you can create buildings that are not only durable and functional but also have a minimal environmental impact. As we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future, sustainable construction sites will play an increasingly important role.
Curious how we can help you to design a sustainable construction site? Do not hesitate to contact us via phone (0800 073 9987) or email.