Providers of waste management solutions for recyclable materials and skips for hire, Reconomy helps us establish how eco-friendly practices can be established and deployed within any construction site in line with the change in attitudes concerning the long-term effects of pollution on our environment.
Legislation has been passed and firms are also encouraged to incorporate green technologies into the buildings, so that the building’s operation can have less of an impact on the environment. Construction firms have been instructed by the UK government to have them use greener processes in their construction of new houses.
Eco-friendly construction techniques
Three core principles need to be established in order for the construction of a structure to be ecologically beneficial to the environment, namely:
- Machines driven by hybrid engines and electric vehicles should be used to eliminate energy wastage during construction. The engaging of an electric engine will reduce the load of an overworked motor engine in this way.
- Buildings which have been completed should also eliminate any wastage in the energy they generate.
- Materials used should preferably be sourced locally, should be renewed and should be recyclable.
The insulation materials used during and after the construction process of putting up the roofing can get really expensive, so recycled paper can be used as a more cost-effective solution that is very effective as well. In addition, local-forest sourced timbers which are managed sustainably can also me made use of, so to reclaimed wood – this as an alternative to the chopping down of trees for wood to be used in the construction industry.
Ecological structures and their design
Here are some examples of the many different ways through which energy-efficient and eco-friendly technologies can be incorporated into a proposed structure:
- Fast becoming a cheaper alternative to the other domestic power sources, solar panels should be used to generate electricity for buildings and domestic use and to power boilers and other electrical equipment.
- Water filtration systems should be built into drainage systems so that water can be re-used after the safe treatment of biological waste, which in itself can then be recycled. Tap-water can also be supplement from the collection and storage of rainwater.
- Lasting twice as long as regular light bulbs, low-energy lighting accounts for a 100% saving.
The benefits of eco-friendly construction
The use of more natural light can help in the reduction of the costs associated with using artificial lighting if daylight is factored into the design of a building.
As soon as the construction of a building goes ahead, recyclable and long-lasting materials should be used, which would account for fewer new materials to be used and therefore helping reduce costs and helping to reduce energy consumption from sources such as crude oil.
The utilisation of such materials and these techniques in construction will ultimately slow down the rate of climate change. Ultimately, the goal of the construction industry should be produce greener homes and buildings which are economically efficient and are conceptualised with a consideration of the environment in mind.