We, at RJ O’Brien Building Contractors Ltd. are advocates in green building practices and environmental responsibilities.
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle.
From planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the contractor, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages.
The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.
Our business plan includes a commitment to help refocus the construction sector and customer to lean more favourably in this direction. We are committed in protecting natural resources that have been taken for granted by the construction sector in the past by reducing our environmental footprint.
RJ O’Brien Building Contractors Ltd staff are fully aware of the long-term advantages in reducing our environmental footprint. A list of procedures on how to help reduce waste materials and how to recycle building materials is available to help minimise all waste output.
Energy, water, packaging and solid waste are areas where we can make the biggest impact. Our vision is to reduce our existing output and usage by an additional 60% before 2020.
In 2016, the CIF (Construction Industry Federation) suggested a range of solutions pertaining to the usage of Article 27 and the ‘end of waste’ processes that could declassify certain material as a waste. These matters have not yet been resolved but are being discussed and a resolve is to due shortly.
To further facilitate these implementations, we have established a waste management procedure for each site project. This will be included in the Safety & Health Plan. These procedures are always evolving and changing to improve on existing actions. We endeavour to maintain the highest environmental standards in all our activities.