With people taking climate change more seriously now than ever, eco-friendly technology, designs and architecture are on the rise.
There is greater awareness now of the carbon footprint we leave behind. This includes corporations and companies taking ownership of their contribution to environmental degradation, and pollution. Sustainable design practices are becoming more commonplace and are rapidly being adopted in construction practices as well as renovation techniques.
Sustainable Design Practices in the 21st Century
At KH Property Consultants, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide the best services while making use of the latest technology, communications and sustainable design practices. According to Green Built Alliance, a local non-profit organization, buildings in the United States account for 39% of total energy use, 68% of electricity consumption and 30% of landfill waste.
These may seem like small numbers, but in reality, they’re quite the opposite. This is why we try to be smarter with our property development practices, as one of the leading property consultant firms in Brooklyn.
Some of the best things you can do to make your home, building and future properties greener are:
Install sustainable energy sources
Instead of relying on conventional non-renewable resources of energy, such as depending on coal or oil-powered energy production, switch to renewable sources. These include the installation of solar panels, wind turbines and making sure your building is energy-efficient.
There are multiple ways of doing this. For instance, ensuring the walls are insulated so there isn’t wastage of or unnecessary heat consumption. Using double-glazed windows is another way of minimizing excess energy consumption for heating and cooling.
Manage your waste
Discuss this with your property and construction managers, and see what ways there can be to minimize or manage the waste that comes with construction. Whether it’s the disposal of scrap or leftover raw materials, there’s a lot that can be done when managing construction waste.
Minimize environmental damage
This is more in reference to the external environment, which is often damaged irreparably during construction processes. This means being aware of any flora and fauna that may be harmed or displaced when construction takes place, and being careful about releasing harmful gases into the environment.
Our team is well-versed in the best construction practices when it comes to sustainability. If you’re looking to take a step toward a greener tomorrow, contact us for all your construction management needs in NY.