As a building contractor, you must be aware of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the image of the construction industry by promoting best practices. The CCS sets out a Code of Considerate Practice, which includes five key areas: appearance, community, environment, safety, and workforce. In particular, CCS2.2.2 highlights the importance of water saving and stresses the need for active monitoring and management of usage.
Water-saving is essential for sustainable construction practices. As a building contractor, you must ensure that your site has measures in place to reduce water consumption, such as using low-flow toilets and faucets, collecting rainwater, and recycling greywater. By implementing these measures, you can save water, reduce your environmental impact, and save on water bills.
To ensure adherence to best practices, it is crucial to have real-time monitoring of water usage and automated management. Conducting regular inspections aids in identifying areas for improvement and verifying the effective implementation of water-saving and waste reduction measures. By monitoring usage, you can identify areas of excessive consumption and take steps to address them.
But this does not have to be such a chore!
Monitoring water usage with LeakNet
Using LeakNet – the online water management system, you will get daily/monthly graphs in a printable format (to pin onto notice boards), and insight into your site’s water consumption straight to your phone, so you can easily see where water is being wasted. It will even shut the water off out-of-hours, which is usually enough to reduce water waste by up to 40%!
Not only does shutting the water off out-of-hours reduce costs, but it also reduces risk and delays. Almost 2 in 3 construction sites will experience Escape of Water damages, and these frequently occur when nobody is there. Having the water shut off automatically is a significant step towards delivering a project on time and on budget.
In conclusion, as a building contractor, you must be aware of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the importance of water saving and water management. By reporting water consumption and implementing sustainable practices, such as automatic shutoff, you can reduce costs, risks, and delays, and most importantly your environmental impact. This can only be a good thing and will inevitably improve the public perception of the construction industry.
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