At Mackintosh Corporation we believe that green construction, buildings and practices can make great strides towards the restoration of the ecological balance and diminishing the effects of global warming and climate change. We verily believe that this is the responsible way forward and have adopted sustainable practices both at office and on site and fully subscribe to the World Green Building Council’s maxim – Think Global – Act Local.
In the wake of the growing awareness and effects of global warming, resource depletion, and pollution levels worldwide, green construction has developed as a means of improving building practices so that they do not harm the environment. There are many different components that go into green construction, including adherence to eco-friendly construction methods and practices, sustainable sourcing of materials, energy, air and water efficiency, improving waste management, recycling, etc.
In its quest for a sustainable earth Mackintosh Corporation realizes that a holistic approach is needed. The use of eco-friendly and sustainable materials is not enough and corporate commitment, sustainable practices at office and on site as well as the continued orientation of personnel at all levels are the further key components. Mackintosh Corporation therefore firmly commits to all aspects of sustainability and environmental action.
In order to achieve this Mackintosh predominantly supports sustainable products and adopted an Environmental Policy for its business.
- Benefits of a Green Roof A Green Roof is the way of the future. Not only is it environment friendly, an essential tool in combating the effects of global warming and climate change, combats the “heat island effect” but it also translates into real energy savings. Mackintosh Corporation specializes in waterproofing green roofs and provides and installs green roof systems up to and including the growing medium. Mackintosh uses Sika Sarnafil G476 PVC membrane (root resistant) for green roof waterproofing.Green Roof Benefits The benefits include increased energy efficiency (from cooling in the summer and added insulation in the winter), longer roof membrane life span, sound insulation and the ability to turn wasted roof space into various types of amenity space for building occupants. Green roofs filter particulate matter from the air, retain and cleanse storm water and provide new opportunities for biodiversity preservation and habitat creation. They generate aesthetic benefits and help to reduce the ‘urban ...