Oil consumption is still a necessity. And while alternatives are improving, their presence growing, fossil fuel and its associated environment harm is prevalent. It would be pertinent to mention here that in the coming 20 years, we would reach the maximum consumption for oil. The demand has been increasing constantly due to decrease in worldwide production of oil.
The construction industry utilises huge amounts of oil in its operations. Yet, the sector as a whole has sought to reduce its environmental impact. Awareness is growing and policy has seen a great reduction in the industry’s carbon footprint.
Need for adequate awareness on affects of pollution
It has been deemed of great importance that you should have adequate awareness on affects of pollution on the planet. However, people have started to become aware of the ill effects of pollution. As a result, they have started to change their attitude gradually. Together with Reconomy, providers for waste management solutions for recyclable materials and skips for hire, it has been established how environment-friendly practices should be established within the construction site.
Benefits of environment friendly construction
Operation and maintenance of building could account for approximately 80% of the building’s overall running costs. It would be throughout the lifetime of the building. The green initiative, started by UK government for construction companies would reduce the overall running costs of the building by nearly one-third of the total cost. It would amount to approximately 53.3% of the running costs of the building.
The daylight should be factored into design of the building. It would help you save on artificial lighting costs. It would be imperative that the indoor environment quality of the building could be improved when daylight would shine through the building. It would benefit the overall health of all the occupants present in the building.