With new guidelines in place and the need for more sustainable practices growing by the day, the construction industry is rushing to find new ways to become more efficient and eco-friendly. Being one of the more wasteful industries, the spotlight is now on contractors and construction companies to make a commitment to bettering themselves for the environment. The start for many comes through pledging to implement more sustainable practices, but the real work begins with action. Check out some of the steps that today’s contractors and construction companies are taking to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as what to keep an eye out for when considering an eco-conscious contractor.
For most contractors and builders a modular design approach is a great place to start. Modular design is a growing trend due to the lower amount of energy required. This streamlined approach means contractors are controlling the amount of materials ordered and used, and in turn reducing their energy usage and waste.
The idea of modular design takes inspiration from other industries including the assembly line found in car companies. Through modular design, contractors gain a better grasp on the amount of materials and employees required for a project, and the amount of waste they will generate.
Every contractor knows that reducing waste can not only help to save the environment, but can also significantly reduce the cost of materials for a project. New technology including AI systems and 3D renderings are leading the charge here.
Not only does reducing waste lower your company’s carbon footprint, but reusing and repurposing materials means utilizing extra materials as samples, replacements, or even reusing them for a future project. By implementing this technology and the idea of repurposing, contractors and construction companies can save money and the environment, simultaneously.
More than ever the need to become more sustainable is growing, and there are plenty of options that contractors and builders can take advantage of to both help their clients and the environment. Want to know what CIC is doing in our efforts to become a more sustainable company? Contact us today to learn more about us and our conscious efforts to reduce our carbon footprint in 2021 and beyond!
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