Know Your Niche
In the rush to get involved in green building, the smart move will be to specialize one specific element of your business instead of leveraging your strengths all across the board. Why be a jack of all trades when you can easily establish your crew as experts in one niche? Whether that’s solar energy or incorporating sustainable habits in excavation, your niche can be what keeps you standing out among the pack.
Walk the Walk
A great way to involve yourself in the practice of going green is to actually do it. What’s the point of talking the talk if you can’t walk it? Incorporate green habits into your own work routines. Step up your recycling game. You could even go as far as purchasing hybrid cars and biodiesel construction and transportation vehicles. Seeing your commitment leaves a big impact on customers and clients, letting them know just how serious you are about green practices. This is something we’re very familiar with at SDC. We look at new ways to reduce our environmental footprint because it's not enough to say we're about the environment.
It’s wise to know the industry. Pay attention to the latest innovations and policies making change in your scene. Start attending conferences and meetings. Most importantly, pursue green certifications. Canada is home to several rating systems and certifications to evaluate examples of green building design such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Globes and BREEAM. These certifications go a long way in asserting the eco-friendly design of your work and raising public awareness and knowledge on energy efficiency to help decrease the drain of resources on our planet.
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- March 31, 2017
- Written by SDC