In recent years, as energy costs go up and the toll that human activities take on the planet becomes more and more apparent, governments and private businesses alike have begun to explore ways to preserve economic growth while making it more environmentally friendly and sustainable. From manufacturing methods to trash disposal, there are ways to improve efficiency and reduce waste at every step of the life cycle of a consumer product.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is one of those initiatives – the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1993, issues a set of guidelines for construction that seek to reduce energy usage by buildings, minimize the amount of material used in construction and the resulting waste, and eliminate toxic materials from construction.
The Connecticut based Eagle Rivet Roofing Corporation has put significant efforts into becoming more environmentally responsible from its Connecticut and Boston roofing contractor. It’s not just about material sustainability – a large part of environmentally friendly construction is making sure that the urban environment is green as well. One of the ways to alleviate the oppressive, oxygen starved and overheated concrete jungle is with green roofs, which have become increasingly popular. Green roofs are a top-quality product that doesn’t leak or exert excessive structural stress on the building, whether it’s new construction or a retro-fit of an existing building.
Specialists at Eagle Rivet can will give you an accurate quote and feasibility assessment, so that your business can be kinder to the planet.