8 Minute Read
January 30, 2023
Keeping it green and maintaining sustainable construction practices has become a top priority for our industry. Construction currently makes up approximately 39% of the world's carbon emissions, according to the World Build Green Council. Contractors around the world are working hard to decrease that number and find alternative, more sustainable ways to conduct business.
We’ve been wondering how our own customers are working toward green construction and sustainable building practices. So, we asked them! Here are a few of the creative and efficient ways our customers are staying green.
“On the management side, we work to promote getting LEED certified so that our team is more aware of how to handle sustainability best practices.”
—Chris R., Kinsley Construction, Inc.
“Organizing deliveries better. Instead of driving all over, deliveries are now done in an organized manner that makes sense. Only one delivery a day, so the field staff are organized as well.”
—Lori W., Tri-North Builders, Inc.
“Purchasing Electric Vehicles, converting to VFDs in the asphalt plant, and completing EPDs for our HMA Mixes. This, in return, shows us where we can make improvements to be more sustainable in the future.”
—Don G., Gallagher Asphalt Corp.
“We give back all used plant pots back to nurseries for re-use. They are unable to be recycled traditionally.”
—Lisa M., Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd.
“We have solar, we recycle all our paper and cardboard, and we have switched to energy efficient lights with motion detection.”
—Chris L., EC Electric
“We use geothermal systems to heat and cool our office building.”
—Tim S., Rogers & Sons, Inc.
“We are a green builder. We try to upcycle materials during demolition, and try to use environmentally-friendly building materials when available.”
—Heather M., Shaeffer Hyde Construction
We loved hearing from our customers about the steps they are taking to ensure sustainability within their businesses and projects. From LEED certifications to electric vehicles, recycling to geothermal systems, there are some great ideas on how construction organizations can be working to minimize their individual carbon emissions.
For more than 40 years, sustainability has been at the heart of our company—from how we operate to the products and solutions we provide to our customers. We are purpose-driven and strive to deliver value that benefits all our stakeholders. We take a continuous improvement approach to living up to these standards.
We recognize that we are living in a time of increasing urgency for action on sustainability and we are intent on moving quickly and harnessing our potential to address global challenges, including further developing our own strategic approach and process for managing the material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects of our business. Inspired by our mission and fueled by the dedication of our employees, we will work to build momentum and strive for continual improvement and measurable progress.
We are committed to providing transparency into our journey, both where we are now and where we are heading. There is much work to do.
Interested in learning more about Trimble commitment to sustainability? Read about all the ways we’re helping to build a sustainable future here.
8 Minute Read
January 30, 2023