Can sustainable construction be profitable?
7 June 2023
Investors and developers are often concerned about implementing sustainable solutions in construction projects. Yes, sustainability benefits the environment, but can it be profitable?
In actual fact, sustainability and profitability are closely linked. Along with reduced carbon emissions, there are significant financial benefits in sustainable construction. Here is why.
Unsustainably sourced materials such as gravel are heavy, bulky, and difficult to transport. Solutions like Aquabox require 12 times fewer truckloads, reducing transportation and storage costs.
While solutions like metal formwork cannot be installed without mechanical equipment, recycled plastic formwork allows manual setup, lowering the cost of electrical tools and cranes.
Unlike metal, wood, and concrete, which take time and experience to work with, solutions such as Geopanel increase productivity by allowing fast and intuitive setup.
By reducing concrete in slabs, sustainable solutions such as Skydome reduce concrete in walls, columns, and foundations as well, decreasing the cost of material in the entire building.
Solutions for green outdoor surfaces, walls, and roofs decrease urban heat island and improve the building’s insulation, lowering the HVAC operating costs for tenants and building owners.
Unlike the wooden formwork that can be used only a few times, reusable solutions such as Skyrail apply a circular approach to construction, reducing waste and the cost of transport to landfills.
Sustainability is an important selling point in today’s real estate market. Sustainable buildings cost less to upkeep and result in more sales.