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5 tips for making your renovation site more ecological

5 tips for making your renovation site more ecological

Advice for contractor5 tips for making your renovation site more ecological

We often hear about green homes. But did you know there are also green building sites? A construction or renovation project is a serious source of pollution.

For this reason, contractors should look to reduce the impact of their construction sites as a way to preserve the environment. Some people mistakenly think that building ecology is a waste of money and time, yet it’s a strategic choice.

To win new contracts, contractors undergo a selection process. Depending on the customer's request, you’ll bid by making proposals to meet the needs of your customers and this includes quotes, schedules, as well as descriptions of the work to be done.

Given that residents are becoming increasingly sensitive to sustainable development, you may well be able to stand out among your competitors by highlighting your ability to manage a green building site.

Here are our tips for making your renovation projects more eco-friendly as a contractor

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1- Plan your ecological renovation project

Planning is essential to the successful management of a renovation site in an environmentally-friendly manner. It should be noted that the availability of water, as well as energy resources, is a central point in the process. The organization of your project should be based on several aspects, including the phasing of the site as well as the impact of climate and weather on overall operations.

For example, it’s best to avoid pouring concrete during hot days as a way to reduce water consumption. Also, it’s advisable to adapt the working hours of your workers as a way to optimize working with natural light and reduce the use of artificial lighting.

Zoning will also be important when it comes to the ecological management of the site. Several elements will have to be taken into account, notably the grouping of zones to which different materials are assigned (storage of materials to be sorted, to be recycled, etc.) Also, be sure to optimize crane loads to reduce lifting operations and avoid too much or constant lighting in areas that don’t require it. 

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