Three new year’s resolutions for a greener construction site

15th December 2020

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2021 is just around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. Each year, lots of people set long lists of resolutions, with one of the most popular being a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But why should this stop in the home?

If you run a construction business, there are plenty of ways you can make your site more eco-friendly too. Below, we take a look at how your business can begin leading the way with a more environmentally-friendly approach to construction.

Use sustainable building materials

A great place to start is with the building materials you use. Where possible, make sure you choose environmentally-friendly materials. Recycled aggregates are a fantastic option for businesses looking to save money while doing their bit for the environment. Recycled aggregates are reprocessed materials used in previous construction projects; when a building is demolished, the waste is recycled into usable materials for future construction instead of going to landfill.

Don’t worry, recycled aggregates are just as reliable as virgin aggregates; opting for recycled aggregates doesn’t mean you have to compromise on strength, durability or reliability.

Dispose of construction waste responsibly

It’s crucial you dispose of construction waste responsibly. Typical demolition and construction waste includes concrete, gravel, pieces of drywall, wiring, glass and metal. Different materials need to be recycled where possible. One of the best ways to do this is to find a reliable skip hire company dedicated to recycling your waste. All materials need to be taken to your nearest recycling units and disposed of correctly.

Explore energy-efficient construction

Another great way to increase sustainability on your construction site is to use energy-efficient construction and material handling equipment. Using the right equipment can help reduce energy waste and energy consumption. For example, if you need to use an on-site generator, choosing an energy-efficient one can make all the difference. Energy-efficient overhead cranes and other construction tools can also be used to avoid wasting energy and keep your project as environmentally friendly as possible.

If you’re in need of cost-effective and affordable building materials for your construction site, consider recycled aggregates from Hazell and Jefferies today. Visit our website to learn more.

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