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3 Solutions to Environmental Limitations in the Construction Industry

When considering materials for your worksite, use energy-efficient materials. Evaluate the materials used by a “systems” approach. Instead of viewing the material as an isolated item, the systems approach focuses on how its components interact with the building system. Then, identify options with the greatest potential for improving energy and reducing overall environmental effects. Here are three solutions to combatting environmental and economical limitations in the construction industry.

Make Plans

The solution to improving sustainability and overcoming environmental limitations is planning ahead! There are various legal implications when it comes to potentially damaging the environment. From the wildlife preservation zones to the laws on hazardous materials, abide by the laws and meet with a Jacksonville construction attorney to learn more about pertinent building codes. Failure to abide by regulations can result in penalties and possible lawsuits.

Consider Energy Resources

The construction process is a major user of non-renewable energy sources. This produces a number of pollutants and emissions for the environment. Avoid using sources like fossil fuels, and design your project around renewable energy resources (such as solar, wind turbines, etc.)

Waste Not

Waste is produced when mass amounts of materials are used. Waste includes leftover insulation, concrete, plastic, pipes, paint, and roofing materials, leading to an excess in landfills. To combat waste, buy sustainable building materials, make a plan for disposing of hazardous waste, and consider water conservation, especially during drought seasons.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.