Sustainable construction is a growing trend in the construction industry. Construction firms that can adopt this process and accommodate for the greener interests of their clients are sure to profit from an environmentally friendly reputation. In this two-part series, a West Palm construction lawyer will discuss how sustainable construction can benefit both the environment and your company’s profits.
What is Sustainable Construction?
Sustainable construction, also known as green construction, is a process that is meant to improve quality of life by taking into account a building’s environmental impact during and after construction. Emphasis is placed on conserving resources during construction and installing systems to reserve resources once a building is occupied.
Simply put, sustainable construction focuses on improving the efficiency of a structure’s builders and occupants. Whether through large or small changes, construction firms can begin to benefit from sustainable construction by applying these concepts to their current projects.
The Environmental Benefits
Sustainable construction employs recycled and non-toxic materials to make the building process as safe and environmentally friendly as possible. Solar panels, wind turbines, and rainwater collectors are just a few of the systems that can be installed to reduce a building’s resource consumption. Even something as small as properly installed energy-efficient windows can reduce energy use and improve owner satisfaction.
Not all pollution is in the form of physical waste. Noise pollution is a problem for virtually all major cities. Quality of life diminishes as residents can’t sleep and workers can’t concentrate. Planted trees and noise barriers around loud sources of noise can make a world of difference for the people who will use a building long after your construction crew has left.
While saving the planet is great for the conscious, construction firms must first and foremost be concerned with remaining in business. As we’ll see in part two, sustainable construction projects can be profitable endeavors for construction firms and help them combat material waste. To ensure that your construction firm remains lawful while embracing green building strategies, consult with a West Palm construction attorney from Cotney Construction Law.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.