Environmental Consciousness and Construction Profits
Is it possible to bring them into harmony?
It’s a common view that business profits are often in conflict with a healthy environment, and this opinion has evidence to support it. For example, constructed objects produce 25 to 40% of our planet’s carbon emissions. This situation is gradually changing, however, and for the better.
A harmonious blend of both kinds of green is becoming more workable than ever as legislation and public attitudes shift toward environmentally-friendly solutions. Construction companies are increasingly able (and required) to take responsibility for their footprint, and the firms who embrace these positive changes will be the leaders in an evolving industry.
The future is now
In the last few years, the green building market in America has soared to a worth of $81 billion; a figure that is still on the rise. The 2017 revenue forecast for green and sustainable construction is set at over $287 billion, while last year’s projections for green single-family housing in America were $87 billion. The construction industry is set to be the most profitable sector in the green revolution.
The main reason consumers are demanding green construction is the massive savings in energy use and the resultant lack of stress on natural resources.
Green living and working spaces naturally require the kind of construction team that can provide an environmentally-sound fleet; many of these environmentally-conscious projects aren’t going to want gas-guzzling machinery on-site adding to carbon emissions. Sustainability also has applications beyond the environment; if your construction firm wants to capitalize on these trends and compete in a greener market, it makes sense to evaluate options that can lower the impact of doing your job.
Battery-powered equipment, profit-powered production
There are two words which spell bigger profits: efficiency and productivity. There are two on-site construction models which embody those words, and we’re proud to distribute them.
The Sherpa 100 EHD defines heavy duty flexibility with the option of either remote-control or manual operation. Capable of lifting over 1,000 lbs., it’s fully computer-controlled which helps maximize every use of the battery. The Sherpa is a match for a broad range of jobs with its numerous attachments.
The Sherpa 100 ECO is the world’s first battery-powered skid steer and runs on a 360-ampere battery powering a two-horsepower electric motor. Like the EHD, it doesn’t produce any hazardous fumes which allows for more green contract opportunities, vastly lower fuel costs, and easy use for indoor projects.
The proof of profit
Our Cost Calculator can quickly demonstrate how your own firm can increase profits while being environmentally friendly. The equipment requires an initial investment which soon repays itself many times over. The costs involved with gas-powered fleets (and related injuries and compensation claims) can be costly, but greener machines mitigate or eliminate them. Lower repair costs, slashed fuel costs, and fewer noise pollution claims are other benefits.
You may be interested in this white paper which takes a further look at the present and the future of construction, and there’s a reminder of just how much responsibility we all share in looking after the world here. If you’re curious about careers in green construction, the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers this resource on getting into the field.
At Triple E, we’re passionate about keeping pace with an evolving construction industry. For more information on the benefits of battery-powered construction equipment, you can call us at (954)-978-3440 or reach us through our contact form.