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SUSTAINABILITY:

At Yellowridge, we respect and maintain environmental practices as stipulated by the contract requirements, local regulations and bylaws. We ensure all hazardous and contaminated materials are handled and disposed of in accordance with all provincial regulations and best practices. We are strongly committed to environmental sustainability and have a proven track record of developing and implementing cost-effective, sustainable solutions with our clients that add value to their projects.

Our experience enables us to provide advice and support on sustainable opportunities such as renewable energy, water efficiency, waste management, and the procurement of sustainable construction materials.

Throughout the construction phase we maintain a safe and clean environment for our clients and workers. We manage waste by separating recycling from waste and re-using materials where possible. Our experience with sustainable procurement and practices is clearly demonstrated by our success in attaining LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designations on many of our projects.

Specific areas where we generate opportunities to apply LEED™ concepts to all projects for a healthier environment include the following:

  • Environmental protection strategies through erosion and sedimentation control management. This is done by identifying the soil composition on the site, uncovering potential concerns and developing mitigation strategies as required.
  • Construction waste management plan is utilized on site in order to divert items from landfill sites.
  • Segregation and recycling of demolition and construction materials through use of material storage and recycling plan.
  • Material selection, including local and recycled content requirements
  • Specifying packaging and delivery requirements when purchasing materials.
  • Evaluate the use of construction materials based on their life cycle performance, and the long-term durability and adaptability of the building as a whole.
  • Indoor Air Quality Management during the construction process and prior to occupancy.