Green Building and Construction

Green Construction
Green construction is an environmentally conscious approach to building new structures and performing renovations. By utilizing energy-saving fixtures and a number of other sustainable resources and eco-friendly techniques, Hankins Construction can help you create a green building that will result in reduced energy costs and help to better the environment. With our experienced LEED certified contractors, we can provide an affordable green building solution for today that will result in energy savings for years to come. Contact us to learn more about our green building construction services available throughout the St. Louis area including surrounding cities such as Hannibal, Columbia, and Rolla, Missouri.

What is Green Construction?

A green or sustainable building is defined as a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an environmentally friendly and resource-efficient manner. This includes using sustainable building materials, designing the building shape and orientation with care, and installing energy and water conserving fixtures. The ultimate goal of green construction is to create buildings that improve occupant health, increase employee productivity, use resources more efficiently, and overall reduce the structure’s negative impact on the environment.

Advantages of Green Buildings

Green Construction is Environmentally Friendly
There are a number of environmental and economical reasons why green construction is the right choice for your next construction project. While green buildings may have slightly higher initial costs than traditional construction, the long-term financial savings and other economic impacts resulting from green construction are making this approach the ideal choice for a number of businesses today. The following are some benefits of green or sustainable building construction.
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality: Recent studies have found that environmentally friendly buildings actually reduce the rate of respiratory disease, including allergies and asthma. This cleaner air quality comes from using construction materials and interior finishing products with zero or low emissions as opposed to the many building, cleaning, and maintenance materials that emit toxic gasses into the air.
  • Increase Employee Productivity: Green buildings increase employ productivity both by improving employee health and by increasing employee comfort and satisfaction. Employees that are comfortable in their work environment are less likely to be distracted and will perform more productively.
  • Conserve Resources: Green buildings utilize a number of techniques in order to reduce resource consumption, including water and energy usage. These techniques include design elements such as building shape and orientation as well as the installation of more efficient water and lighting fixtures.
  • Save Money with Reduced Energy Costs: The resource saving aspects of green construction directly result in reduced monthly energy costs, which can add up over time resulting in substantial cost savings.
  • Enhance Your Property Value: Environmentally friendly construction is becoming more popular, and this trend will only improve the value of your property for years to come.

Who Benefits from Green Buildings?

The following are a few of the types of industries that can benefit from the green building construction services provided by Hankins Construction.
  • Schools, Colleges, and Universities
  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
  • Multi-Family Residential Customers (Apartment Complexes and Nursing Homes)
  • And many more!
Green Construction Company
To learn more about this or any of our building remodeling and commercial construction services, please contact Hankins Construction in St. Louis today.