Temporary Buildings – A green alternative

By 20/08/2018No Comments

President Obama caused a stir recently when he committed the US to reducing carbon emissions by 32%. Whilst the deadline for this target is 2030 the changes required are significant and no doubt challenging! This announcement was made with the Paris climate summit in mind, due to take place in December, when the environment will be brought to the forefront of the news agenda.
We all at some level have a responsibility for our surroundings and most of us are aware of the part we can play in reducing emissions. At Aganto we are committed to minimising our operational impact on the environment, and a temporary building can contribute to reducing the carbon footprint for other businesses

Hiring a temporary building

A temporary building need no more than hard standing for its foundation and by hiring the building it is taken away at the end of the lease term. After the building is taken away the ground is left as it was before the building was erected, as if the building had never been there, meaning the environmental cost is minimal. These buildings can be used for a variety of purposes including warehousing, for storage, as a workshop or even a fire station. The range of applications is vast and so hiring a temporary building can help reduce the environmental impact for many businesses.

Building Components

If you choose to buy your temporary building, you can be confident that its components and installation will minimise any environmental impact. A key component of an Aganto temporary building is the aluminium frame which is both lightweight and strong. The other great advantage of using aluminium is that it is 100% recyclable and can be recycled indefinitely, making it not only environmentally friendly but cost effective as well.

The polymer internal walls are made from recycled PVC windows, and when they reach the end of their working life, they can be recycled again. The electrical equipment used in an Aganto temporary building is recycled through the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) scheme.

How a building can help your green agenda

There is a movement towards recycling in-house instead of outsourcing to a contractor which has a cost advantage as well as reducing the need for unnecessary transportation. For example, one of our customers generated a huge amount of cardboard during its daily operations, and its disposal was contacted out to a third party. By using a temporary building to house an auto baler, the cardboard could be processed in house. This meant that fewer skips for waste were required, there were no payments to a third party and additional income could be earned by selling the waste cardboard for recycling. These buildings have been used for a variety of waste management purposes including electrical item recycling, soil decontamination and waste fuel processing.

As a company Aganto make every effort to reduce its environmental impact by, amongst other things, reducing vehicle movements and making sure that all material is delivered to site in one visit to reduce the need for a second fix. Aganto’s environmental statement can be seen here.

A temporary building can make a difference to the operation of a business and while we don’t have President Obama’s influence to reduce world emissions, we can all do our bit.

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