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Joanna Picardi | Benefits of Sustainable Construction


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Joanna Picardi shares a few of the benefits of sustainable construction besides the obvious one.

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Joanna Picardi | Benefits of Sustainable Construction

  2. 2. Sustainable construction isn’t just focused on causing little impact to the environment; it’s also about improving the way people build and live. The following advantages make sustainable construction a beneficial product for many. IMPROVING LIVES
  3. 3. COST Sustainable construction actually helps save money because green buildings require fewer resources for completion. Compared to traditional buildings, they provide a better return on investments, translating to better values for sustainable structures.
  4. 4. REDUCED NOISE LEVELS People are usually put off by construction noise, even though they enjoy living and working in new buildings. Since noise levels can affect an individual’s well-being, sustainable construction contractors put forth extra effort to reduce noises. This process usually involves placing barriers between highways and buildings. It also includes creating extra distance between noise sources and the public. Since trees absorb some sound, planting trees close to the construction sites is often part of the process as well.
  5. 5. PRODUCTIVITY AND HEALTH Employees perform better in environmentally friendly units. Working in these types of buildings also results in fewer absences. The Environmental Protection Agency states that green buildings have purer air because of the materials used.
  6. 6. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION This type of construction process considers many critical elements to help protect the environment. This includes installing well- insulated walls, ceilings and windows to avoid wasting energy. Contractors often outfit sustainable buildings with photovoltaic panels, solar heaters and air-conditioning pipes that have insulation. This creates energy-efficient structures that cause less damage to the environment when compared to traditional construction.
  7. 7. Since green buildings have a lower impact on the environment and use renewable materials, they minimize waste. Sustainable construction also uses resources in effective ways. Green buildings often come with systems that preserve, collect or use wind, water and solar resources. LESS WASTE AND BETTER UTILIZATION OF MATERIALS
  8. 8. INCREASED QUALITY OF LIFE Sustainable construction offers a better quality of life because of the use of safer materials and implementation of noise protection. The people who live and work in green buildings enjoy a healthier environment because of the sustainable construction of their surroundings.