The global climate crisis is ever becoming more and more important. Apollo Builders, Building Greener & Proud! With growing pressure on individuals to change lifestyles to preserve the Earth for future generations and each other, awareness increases. It seems that the push for adopting new approaches is creating sustainable innovations and will slowly but surely become the solution. It is important that we all do our bit, and we think so too!
The construction, operation, and maintenance of the built environment account for 45% of total UK carbon emissions, with 10% down to the build, according to the UK Green Building Council.
In addition, 32% of landfill waste comes from the construction and demolition of buildings, and 13% of products delivered to construction sites are sent directly to landfills without having even been used. It is important that we all play our part in reducing its impact on our environment.
Recently we have traded in some of our high emission vehicles and have replaced our fleet with no emission, electrical cars. So why go greener?
1. As a business, we certainly do benefit from the perks employing greener resources provides, both financially and environmentally.
2. Because it is important to us, to ensure that we hold corporate responsibility is an area we pride ourselves in, and would love to be an example for our clients, competitors, and all.
3. Building Greener, is better in many instances; watch this space for more ways greener construction helps, from cost to a more sustainable build.