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Sustainable Building & Construction Waste Reduction
August 27, 2016
Here at Alternative Energy Construction, we are all about sustainable building and the benefits that come with it. Learn more about the benefits here.
Learn how sustainable building reduces construction waste.
At Alternative Energy Construction, we aim to lower the waste output of building projects, as well as extend the lives of buildings created to the benefit of our clients and the communities in which they live. The sustainable building initiative creates long lasting structures, which lead to less accidents caused by structure damage, lower waste percentages and a reduced cost for ongoing repairs.
Benefits of Sustainable Buildings
The benefits associated with sustainable architecture are many and long-term. The creation of these buildings begins with the use of specialized materials, which leave less waste. Waste reduction means a lower environmental impact and a slower generation of landfills.
Sustainable buildings are also referred to as “green buildings” because of their eco-friendly capabilities. Their long lasting structures lower the risk of future demolition, thus preventing the addition of concrete, metal and plastic into city dumps. The materials used also tend to carry less harmful chemicals and debris, making for better air quality.
Sustainability Leads to Big Savings
The cost for construction of buildings using specialized materials, such as those provided by Alternative Energy Construction, may seem higher at first inspection, but the long-term efficiency of such products creates the need for less ongoing repair and restructure. This provides opportunity for future savings, not only on repairs, but also on costs associated with upgrades due to environmental standards.
The global community is becoming more aware of the need for green building standards, which means that inspection costs and air quality costs must be taken into account as well. Our company strives to make these issues minimal for our clients, using state of the art materials in all of our building projects.
Waste Not, Want Not
Sometimes we forget that oftentimes to toss out the old, we are required to bring in the new. Reducing waste isn’t always about what we put into the landfill, but what we have to mine out of the earth to create new projects when old ones fail. Longevity in architecture is important for this reason. It saves the environment by supplying building and homeowners with less need to reproduce, re-mine and refurbish.
For more information on Alternative Energy Construction, our stand on sustainable architecture and our specialized products, contact us today. You can also spend some time browsing our website for a better understanding of Helix, TransForm Insulated Concrete Forms, ThermoForm Insulated Concrete Forms and other materials we use for construction projects.