Reducing carbon emissions on a building site

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Going green is very important in today’s world especially for businesses, but reducing carbon emissions is difficult, isn’t it? Well, it can be especially on a building site of all places but with a few simple tips and tricks you can cut emissions and save yourself a lot of money at the same time.

There are various ways you can go about cutting emissions on a building site and they are much easier than you might first think. The mistake many people make is they try to go too big too soon when a few small and simple things can have a big effect.

So, without further ado let’s take a look at our tips for cutting carbon emissions on your building sites.

Energy Efficient Vehicles

If there’s one thing you’re going to be doing a lot of on a building site it’s driving! So, one of the most effective ways to cut carbon emissions is to use energy efficient vehicles whenever possible. Nowadays there’s a huge range of more environmentally friendly vehicles including digging equipment and excavators.

Minimising Driving

Another great way to reduce your emissions is to simply not drive around the site as much. That might be a little tricky if the site is really big but by employing the right techniques you can actually move around a building site quickly.

Have barriers set up and if possible have a one-way driving route so people can get about faster. And remember if you can walk instead of driving then always take that opportunity, it might seem like a small thing but it can really make a big difference.

Use Lighter Building Materials

At Metrotile we offer an amazing range of roofing and building materials this includes lightweight roofing tiles and specialist profiles. These don’t just come in wide range of designs (to fit any theme or style) but they are also made of lightweight materials like steel.

Now steel might not seem lightweight be it’s actually much lighter and finer than many people realize. It’s also got an Aluzinc coating as well. When compared to the more traditional concrete materials our lighter building materials will cut CO2 drastically.

So, if you want a sure-fire way to cut carbon emissions on your next building site or project then why not use Metrotile’s very own lightweight roofing products. Our steel roofing even includes a 40-year guarantee. For more information call us on 01249 658 514 or fill out our contact form.