5 Ways to Establish an Eco-Friendly Construction Site

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If you’re seeking to make a construction site more eco-friendly, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to make for a greener experience.

From eco-friendly material choices to sustainability programming, there is a growing demand for green construction in a number of industries. Whether it’s residential or commercial construction, you may be wondering: How do you establish a green construction site? To answer this question, we’ll want to focus on construction site management practices. Construction site management is an important aspect of any project, and it’s key to maintaining eco-friendly practices and using more sustainable materials every step of the way. Here are five ways to establish an eco-friendly construction site.

1. LEED Certification

LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, represents a standard for development that prioritizes eco-friendly practices. There are a variety of LEED certifications available that cover various types of construction and development. This means that regardless of your project type, size, or parameters, there is something to learn about making the process more sustainable.

2. Use Eco-Friendly Materials

Material selection is important to cost, structural integrity, and more. With the amount of eco-friendly construction materials on the market, including recycled paving materials and sustainably sourced lumber, there are many ways to make your construction green. Be sure to speak directly with your suppliers about their sourcing and production practices in order to keep your construction projects as eco-friendly as possible, every step of the way.

3. Ensure Proper Disposal

Disposal of waste material is critical to green construction. After all, construction projects result in a lot of waste of varying types, so it’s important not to throw everything in one large trash bin and toss it. Work with a waste removal service that prioritizes eco-friendly practices in order to ensure recyclable and reusable materials can find a second life in another construction project.

4. Effective Equipment Management

Managing your equipment properly can be important to your project’s eco-friendliness. Leaving your equipment running all day can waste fuel and needlessly increase your emissions. Be sure to use your equipment effectively and turn it off when not in use to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

5. Be Accountable

Lastly, at every step of the construction process, your crew must be accountable for prioritizing eco-friendly practices. To maintain the integrity of a green construction site, make sure everyone involved, from suppliers, to contractors, to equipment operators, is on the same page when it comes to green construction.


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