There are many ways to reduce the environmental footprint, including choosing environmentally-friendly products, reducing water consumption and better waste management.
When yesterday’s buildings were designed and constructed there were no issues such as water restrictions or high energy costs, and little concern over volumes of waste.
There is now enough scientific evidence that today’s lifestyles, at home and in the work place, are having a major environmental impact on the earth.
A key goal of Future Proof Building is to minimise the impact on the planet.
When building, renovating or improving homes, builders should be helping clients choose more eco-friendly products, recycled materials and renewable resources to help reduce the carbon foootprint, and protect the planet for future generations.
If builders can reduce energy, water consumption and waste during construction, and if their clients can do the same while living in the house, significant steps will have been taken towards producing and using a greener home, and contributing towards a more sustainable environment.
Better still, it will provide a financial payback, both now and into the future.