The construction industry is growing, particularly in the commercial sector, adding 210,000 jobs in 2017 alone. With this growth, it’s important to remember the impact the construction industry has on the world around it; this is especially true when it comes to the environment. Construction companies tend to create a lot of waste and use an extensive amount of raw materials if they don’t focus specifically on environmentally-friendly construction. Here are just a few reasons why you and your building contractors should consider going green on your next commercial building project.
- Healthier for the environment: Clearly, the first and most important reason to go green for your next construction project is for the sake of the environment. Green construction can prevent excessive amounts of waste material from ending up in landfills as a result of construction. Additionally, the final product will be more energy efficient, especially if building to LEED standards. Ask your local construction project management services for advice on how to bring your building up to LEED standards.
- Better for business: General public opinion in recent decades has been in support of environmentalism and eco-friendly companies. As a result, if your building and company take steps to go green, starting at the very beginning with construction, your business is sure to see positive results from it with marketing and public image. This is especially true for those with a younger market base; younger generations tend to be more focused on environmentalism and may be drawn to your business because of its eco-friendly nature.
- Long-term financial benefits: Even if the process of green construction requires additional work with construction project management services and general contractors as well as additional initial funds, the ultimate energy savings eventually pay for the investment. By saving on your business’s long-term energy bills, you’ll be able to save up for the things that really matter for a business: new products and services for customers, employee pay and hiring rates, and much more.
Looking for construction project management services for your next commercial construction project? Contact Peerless Construction for more information on commercial building, especially for any eco-friendly projects you have planned in the near future.