Green building standards are enforced by federal regulations in order to promote energy efficiency across the board. For new constructions of commercial establishments like condos, malls, and corporate offices, asphalt pavement can contribute to green building objectives.
For its composition and manufacture, asphalt is considered as a sustainable material in itself. The asphalt mix comprises of recycled stones, sand, gravel, and other materials like used tires, glass, and roof shingles. Even old asphalt pavements can be reclaimed and reused to make new asphalt mixes, which lessens the demands for mining new materials. Producing and replacing asphalt also takes less energy and toxic emissions compared to alternatives like concrete.
The smooth roads produced by asphalt paving becomes advantageous to the fuel efficiency of travelers while still allowing strong traction with maximum tire contact and less noise pollution. Maintenance and repairs done on asphalt pavements are faster and less frequent, which reduces construction delays, traffic volume, and ultimately, fuel wastes.
A competent West Palm Beach general contractor and their trusted vendors can help in strategically designing and constructing asphalt-paved parking lots and roadways for your commercial property. Aside from asphalt paving, other cost-effective, sustainable materials and processes can be used and performed by such contractors in order to comply with green building standards.