Sustainable construction has evolved from a desirable option into a growing mandate. As energy and material costs continue to rise, skilled labor continues to shrink and construction codes are becoming more performance-based than prescriptive.
This is the perfect time for SYNTHEON. With its products and practices, SYNTHEON is providing the building and construction industry with the innovations that meet the needs of the current building and construction landscape. Our products not only facilitate efficiency, but also are built efficiently – engineered to extend the lifetime of the buildings they support. And ultimately, our products and services deliver permanent high-performance, every time.
Costs Are Driving Change
Developers, builders, contractors and owners are facing rising costs related to labor, materials, waste disposal and energy. Saving on costs by reducing energy usage is certainly a key factor of sustainable construction, but it’s not the only factor.
In almost any industry – but especially building and construction – time is money. A reduction in construction time (a key benefit of all SYNTHEON products and services) is a reduction in labor costs, a reduction in schedule complexity, and ultimately a boost to the bottom line.
Additionally, the EPA estimates that 136 million tons of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) debris is generated in the U.S. in a single year. The average cost for disposing waste from the construction of a commercial property is between $40 and $50 a ton. SYNTHEON products and services help to streamline the construction process, minimize landfill waste and reduce the amount of resources needed.
SYNTHEON is taking these issues head on by practicing engineered sustainability – an approach inherent in every one of our processes, from start to finish, that takes responsibility for environmental and financial outcomes of buildings and how they are experienced. Ultimately, SYNTHEON values engineered sustainability because it is practical – it yields less waste, less time and products that are specifically designed to last for the lifetime of a building. Buildings that last appeal to the common good, and to common sense.