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.
At Mackintosh Corporation we believe that green 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 practices both at office and on site and fully subscribe to the World Green Building Council’s maxim – Think Global – Act Local.
Actions taken in promotion and realization of Green Statement
Appointment of Environmental Officer:- Vice President Dammy Valera, a Certified BERDE Professional (CBP), was appointed as Environmental Officer and is in charge of environmental programs and training
Policy to distribute documents electronically in lieu of printing
Use of recycled paper where available
Policy for archiving documents electronically.
Responsible waste management program
Recycling, waste management and responsible disposal policy
Promotion and use of eco-friendly materials
Use of construction peripherals from sustainable sources
Site training of workers in green construction practices
Compliance with safety standards and practices
Promotion of Green Certified waterproofing materials
Use of low VOC materials
Advocacy to change material specification from harmful to eco-friendly
Provision of ongoing training in sustainable construction practices to professional and key personnel
Ongoing safety training to professional and key personnel
Ongoing training of workers in green construction & safety practices
Executive Level Involvement
Successfully undergone BERDE for Professionals course as well as BERDE awareness course
Four safety officers