In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry.
The above is clip from a good article on clean construction today at GreenBiz.com.
After the construction company I was General Counsel at was acquired, I initiated the practice of considering environmental impacts of remediation activities at every stage of the remedial process to maximize the net environmental benefit of a site cleanup. The company’s award winning sustainability efforts focused on the selection of a cleanup remedy, onsite energy requirements, efficiency of on-site activities, and reduction of impacts on surrounding areas. These efforts led to modified business procedures to include quantification and real reductions in air emissions, lower overall fuel usage and the use of alternative fuels, project impact assessments, reuse and recycling of construction debris, and use of renewable energy on job sites.
Were we using "clean construction practices" before they had a name? Contact me at wjb@SustainableLegal.com if you'd like to implement similar programs at your construction company.