Constructions sites are not typically something we would consider environmentally friendly. However, as green building is becoming more popular, the construction industry is doing what it takes to make this possible. Here are a few ways to ensure your project site is green.
1.If you are hiring someone to do the work for you, check with the company to see if they are LEED certified. LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. There are many different types of certifications a company can obtain to become certified. While it is not a requirement, a company can also see a detailed list of how to make smarter choices when working on your home. To learn more visit the following website: https://new.usgbc.org/leed
2. Use sustainable materials like solar panels to let the heat from the sun absorb into usable electricity to run your home. Instead of digging a personal well for your water source, look into a reusable rainwater harvesting system, that collects rain water for you which depending on the system you choose can then be used for cooking and showering purposes.
3. Recycle or reuse the materials you can within reason.During a build or remodel a lot of materials like wood end up being thrown away instead of being recycled or used for another project. Check with your local recycling center to see what materials are accepted or not.
4. Construction sites require the use of many tools to get the job done. Be sure to turn off a machine when it is not in use to conserve energy. If you are not using a direct source of electricity and you are using a generator to operate your tools, try to turn them off when you can as generators use gasoline to run.
While these are not all of the ways you can turn your job site into a full green building or environmentally friendly work area, it is a great list to get your braining thinking.