When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.
If you have decided that now is the time to renovate your commercial building and make it into something fresh and new, then there are many different decisions that you will need to make in order to get the job done. When one of your goals is to make sure that all of your business practices and upgrades are as eco-friendly and green as possible, one of your primary points of focus in your commercial building renovations will be the environmental impact and implications of those renovations and changes. However, you may be unsure of what steps to take to complete your renovations in an environmentally friendly way. Get to know some of the steps that you can take to do just that so that you can get your commercial building renovation project completed as soon as possible.
Be Sure That You Set Metal Components Aside For Recycling
One of the best ways to make your project greener and more environmentally friendly is to make sure that you are recycling as much of the material that you are removing from your building as possible. Metal is a material that is easily recyclable and should be a part of these project-wide recycling programs.
Whether you are removing parts of your roof, ceiling fixtures, electrical wiring, plumbing, or anything else with metal in it, try to separate your metals and put them in their own separate dumpsters or bins. Steel and aluminum are the most commonly recycled metals. However, if you are removing older copper pipes or wires for whatever reason, copper can be quite valuable to recycle or repurpose. Be sure that you do not throw out any copper pieces as this will be environmentally detrimental and will be financially problematic.
Install Repurposed Or Recycled New Components
Another way to make your renovation more eco-friendly, you can make an effort to install repurposed or recycled components and materials into your commercial building. For example, if you want to install hardwood floors into the offices or throughout your entire building, you can use reclaimed hardwood flooring. Reclaimed hardwood flooring has been collected from other construction sites and other buildings and has previously been installed elsewhere.
This hardwood is generally high-quality old-growth hardwood and looks warm, rich, and beautiful. It also has a great deal of character because it has been used previously and will have more variation in color and style. Other ways that you can use repurposed or recycled materials include opting for antique or salvaged light fixtures and furniture. You can also choose wallpaper made from recycled materials or make your own using pages from discarded damaged books, magazines, newspapers, and more. This is a perfect opportunity to create a unique and creative commercial space.
With these ideas in mind, you can be sure that you commercial building renovations are as eco-friendly as possible. For more ideas, contact a commercial recycling company.Share
2 February 2017