We ensure no chemicals from our building sites are collected by storm water systems.
Any cleaning or washing down of equipment is done in our onsite skip bin, helping to sustain our environment.
We use onsite water wisely and all our contractors are trained and experienced in this area.
Steps Toward Good Water Management During Building Construction
Our building construction teams follow all rules and policies regarding water management.
Water conservation must focus on grey water capture, irrigation control, and plumbing fixture to guarantee water efficiency.
The key is to have a full view of how buildings and sites work together for a natural water source, water use plans, climate context and adjacent properties.
Water Management Steps
1. Concentrate On Water Resiliency.
Resource and conservation management are both important when dealing with water resiliency in most climatic regions, either inundated or parched. This act should expand the view of architects, landscape architects, contractors, civil engineers, and the owner. Natural and built environments develop a relationship which opens a new channel to protect water resources. Thus, it affects all other things around such as habitat restoration, irrigation practices, storm water management and water quality. The good news is these many building teams have been applying such principle regarding water resource planning. Recent projects cover features designed to enhance the condition of water in regions and boost the rainwater usability.
2. Consider Green Infrastructures.
The utilization of green infrastructures has been widely accepted for sites and builds as a water management technique. The green infrastructure systems are perceived as more ecologically beneficial. Such systems use the combinations of soils, vegetation, and other natural processes. They help manage water while they create a healthy urban environment as well. Sometimes, a green infrastructure act is called as “soak-and-store feature”. In this act, storm water gets drained through an engineered collection system. Then, it will be discharged into the nearest water bodies. This practice will carry heavy metals, trash, and bacteria in the waste streams. Therefore, they are degrading the lakes, oceans, and rivers.
Project sites can adopt green infrastructure systems using a stormwater system design. The integrated green strategy is emphasizing that a water system design helps support a more resilient and more creative future. Once the adjacent sites and the local users need a water source, the developer, and building owner both deliver and control water. The building construction teams may develop a “net-zero waste stream” through a biowaste treatment system. This system is also called as the living machine which is capable of producing irrigation or potable water source. The social aspect of this project design has been fundamental for a thoughtful and equitable development.
3. Prepare The Site And The Building In Saving Water.
In terms of water management during building construction, site planning plays a crucial role. For instance, compact urban areas must be designed with green roofs. This way, rainwater collection is easy while maintaining the same natural space. Landscaping must be designed well to effectively reduce runoff. On the other hand, larger suburban locations and sites should be composed of enhanced retention and filtration, green roofs, and natural features through a green infrastructure system.
In general, the strategy must involve hardscape and landscaping design. It should provide occupants the connection to the environment while they work on ecological impact reduction. Moreover, storm water management should consider utilizing green roofs, underground storage tank, bioswales, retention ponds and porous pavement. Bioswales refer to the landscape elements which filter pollution and silt from the runoff surface. They use swaled drainage courses that have less than 6 percent sloped sides.
4. Enhance And Develop Water Efficiency.
While the building construction is ongoing, rainwater may be collected as a source for hand washing, washing tools, and portable toilets. Some architects and design-builders recommend using a nylon-screen fence to be placed on the chain link fences on the existing school structures, for example. Doing so helps reduce the consumption of water to clean the driveway during the construction phase.