Environmentally friendly products are rapidly rising in popularity among many of today’s consumers. That’s also true for the construction business. More and more people who are looking to build homes and make upgrades are looking for eco-friendly options to save the earth. Here are 3 ways to make your contracting business more eco-friendly.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
One way you can make your contracting business more eco-friendly is to follow the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. This approach will have a huge impact on your construction business. For example, you can reduce the amount of energy you use by choosing more efficient equipment. Additionally, be mindful during the demolition phase. Make the extra effort to donate any items that are still usable. Appliances or leftover tiling from a kitchen renovation are items that someone else can use. You can even reuse materials on future projects. Next, recycle any other unusable materials. For instance, you can crush and recycle most demolition materials into new aggregate materials for construction. Your demolition dredges can live on in a future construction project and stay out of landfills. Above all, you want to be mindful in your business practices as you focus more on wasting less.
Commit to Using Less Toxic Materials
A lot of potential clients are looking to make their homes more earth friendly and less toxic. So educate yourself about what options you have for less toxic materials. You’ll open yourself up to a whole new client base. Furthermore, there are so many environmentally friendly materials that are becoming more mainstream and widely available. For example, you can use non-toxic insulation materials like sheep’s wool, straw bales, or recycled cotton. There are also paints that are designed to purify the atmosphere in your home and even options for living roofs made of plants! There is a less toxic, eco-friendly alternative to almost any building material. All you have to do is a little research, and you can absolutely make your business more eco-friendly.
Consider Green Certifications
Finally, consider looking into getting certified as an eco-friendly contractor. Some organizations offer certification for general contractors committed to sustainable construction. One organization is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED certifies builders and projects as sustainable. You can show your client base and leads that you’re committed to the environment when you earn one of LEED’s certificate options. In short, certification is one of the best ways to show clients and leads that you’re knowledgeable and environmentally conscious. That’s a good thing for your client and a great way to make your contracting business more eco-friendly.
HFS Financial can get your client funded to build the eco-friendly project of their dreams. Make the process incredibly easy from your very own website with our simple 60-second application. Get started by talking to one of our contractor representatives who is ready to walk you through the process. You can reach us at 1-800-254-9560. Let HFS Financial help your client base and make you the go-to contractor for eco-friendly living. “You Dream It, We Finance It.”