Here at Aspire Construction Group, an excavation contractor in Prescott Valley, AZ, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean environment. As part of the services we provide, we ensure to abide by proper testing and functionality as applied by accurate land grading, septic system excavation, utility trench excavation, etc. With accurate and carefully performed services, the goal is to work efficiently to eliminate producing excess waste.
We are advocates for other subcontractors who also follow green initiatives. As we work hand in hand with construction companies we would like to recognize the Green Construction method that is trending among our industry, as well as those who are diving deeper into providing these services for homes and businesses.
What is Green Construction?
- The conservation of energy and water
- Incorporating renewable energy sources such as using sunlight, geothermal heat, or wind to power the building
- Implementing methods to reduce waste and to support recycling
- Using environmentally-safe and friendly materials in the construction that does not cause further damage to the environment
- Having an innovative design that is forward-thinking that will easily adapt to a changing environment
These are just a few of the methods developers and construction companies can integrate into their blueprints.
How Do Excavation Services Contribute to the Green Building Program?
When a new building is ready to be built, excavation services are hired to clear the land of brush, tree stumps, rocks, and other natural debris. Next, the land needs to be level and solid for the proper foundation to be applied for the base of the building – the most important part of the structure!
Water is very damaging to a building’s structure if the building isn’t protected from backflow, leaks, and floods. A building with water damage will need to have all affected material replaced to avoid mold, which creates a lot of excess waste.
Also, proper water flow is needed to protect the town or city from getting flooded and impacting the flow of traffic and livelihoods of others in the city. Flooded streets can create much chaos in a city!
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The National Effect of Green Building
On the national level, green building assures that the construction is completed in a socially responsible manner. Let’s take a look at some of the hotspots around the country where green buildings are booming! The pressure is on in the United States as the population continues to grow as well as the strain on our environment. Legislation is now cracking down on the requirements of building new developments to meet specific environmentally supportive measures.
We explore different areas that have received high LEED ratings, which represent the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification developed by the United States division of the Green Building Council.
Los Angeles – this city is making heavy efforts to get rid of the old and upgrade to the new and sustainable. The Green Building Retrofit Ordinance is a law that was introduced in 2009 requiring city buildings that were built before 1978 or had a square-footage more than 7,500 feet to be refurbished more environmentally sustainable resources.
Who comes in #1 with the most LEED-certified buildings in their city? With Texas taking the prize for the state with the most LEED projects, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.
Green Building Close to Home, Local Home Builders Incorporate Sustainable Living Into Construction
Bringing it back to Prescott, Arizona, we felt it appropriate to recognize some local builders who are also incorporating green construction into their projects. These companies offer an elaborate option of services that really support the environment and the homeowners.
Services include: composite decking made out of recycled materials, efficient insulation products, double-pane windows reduce the rate of heat and cold transfer, air duct testing, insulated garages, geothermal heating and cooling, gray water irrigation and a ton more!
Some of the services they offer are: a super-efficient thermal barrier made of open-cell spray foam for insulation, a thorough all-gap covering sealant for better thermal protection, windows that protect from the harmful sun rays, LED lights to offer increased energy performance, reduced energy costs with solar energy and energy storage options.
Aspire Construction Group Supports Our Hometown Environmental Responsibility
Overall, we do our best to promote eco-friendly and socially responsible practices in excavation sites as well as with our partner construction companies. We cooperate with various construction companies to provide the best and safest areas for the building of homes and other structures. Our workers strive to provide high-quality, safe services in order to keep the environment free of pollutants that are dangerous to the health of both wildlife and local residents.