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.
Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation has put significant efforts into becoming more environmentally responsible. In order to promote sustainability (in accordance with LEED), the staff at Eagle Rivet have taken the initiative to use a number of construction materials that have been sourced in a responsible way.
It’s not just about materials 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 in big cities such as New York and for Boston commercial roofing systems. Eagle Rivet green roofs are a top-quality product that don’t leak or exert excessive structural stress on the building, whether it’s new construction or a retro-fit of an existing building.
Eagle Rivet’s green roofing specialists will give you an accurate quote and feasibility assessment, so that your business may be good for the planet not just on the inside. Improve air quality, provide a small haven for migrating birds and give your employees a nice place to spend their lunch break – with a green roof, everyone wins!