Construction companies each have a responsibility to minimise their impact on the environment, which can be done by sourcing energy-efficient building machinery, working with sustainable construction materials and disposing of their waste responsibly. They can also reduce their carbon footprint and make a more positive stamp on the world by taking on environmentally friendly construction projects.
Below, we’ve listed some of the most innovative features and design ideas in use across the globe:
In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of green buildings being constructed across the world. Green buildings, which are designed to improve air quality, increase biodiversity levels and moderate temperatures, are those which incorporate greenery into their design, such as by having rooftop gardens, large balconies filled with trees and shrubs or trellises which weave upwards through the building’s storeys.
Not only is glass a fully recyclable and sustainable building material, but when left transparent, it also allows natural light to stream through and illuminate whatever’s behind it. This makes it a particularly attractive building material for environmentally friendly construction projects. There are many great examples of buildings across the world that have had glass incorporated into their design, such as London’s The Crystal, to increase natural light and reduce energy usage.
A building’s roof is one of its most important features. It also provides a great opportunity to incorporate environmentally-friendly features into the building’s design, with one of the most popular options being a green roof. Green roofs help to regulate building temperatures, absorb the property’s carbon emissions and improve air quality, making them a top choice for all types of building. Alternatively, some buildings are now designed with roofs that collect and purify rainwater, which is a feature we can expect to see more in the future.
If you’re planning an environmentally friendly construction project, recycle your construction waste with help from Brewster Bros. We offer waste disposal solutions for construction, demolition and excavation projects that won’t hurt your pocket or the planet, and are proud to work with companies across the Scottish central belt. For more information about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Brewster Bros team today.