Hey there! Back in the day, when I first got my hands dirty in the construction business, sustainability was just a buzzword. Fast forward to 2024, and it's the hottest trend in Calgary, and why not? It's great for our planet, great for our wallets, and let’s face it, it's the right thing to do. Let's dive in and see how Calgary is leading the charge in sustainable construction.


A Glimpse into the Past


In my years of experience, both in the USA and Canada, I've seen construction practices change dramatically. Gone are the days when the term "green" was associated just with color. Now, it's all about leaving a minimal carbon footprint and sustainable living. Calgary, my dear reader, has been at the forefront of this revolution.


Sustainable Construction: The New Gold Standard


Sustainability, at its core, is all about ensuring a harmonious future. It's about giving back as much as we take. And speaking of giving back, have you ever wondered about how costs factor into this new approach? Head over to Bolster's blog for a deep dive into the green building and net-zero building trends.


Not Just Eco-Friendly, It's Wallet-Friendly Too!


Being an estimator, I'm all about the numbers. And let me tell you, going green saves you green! It's an investment upfront, sure, but the long-term cost benefits are undeniable. From energy-saving installations to long-lasting materials, the savings add up. For those of you interested in diving into the specifics, Bolster's guide on unforeseen issues and construction costs is a must-read.


A Material World: Going Green in Every Brick


When I started, it was all about bricks and cement. Now? We have recycled steel, bamboo flooring, and even solar roofs. Calgary has seen an influx of innovative sustainable materials that not only reduce environmental impact but are also sleek and stylish.


Technology: The Unsung Hero


From smart remodeling estimate software to energy-efficient gadgets, technology plays a pivotal role in this green transformation. It’s not just about building sustainably; it’s about managing and maintaining those buildings efficiently too.


Wrapping Up: The Green Road Ahead


So, fellas between 25-55, if you're in the construction game or even remotely related to it, it's time to embrace the green revolution. Calgary’s setting the benchmark, and it's up to us to keep the momentum going.

Oh, before I sign off, if you're looking to sharpen your estimating game or even get a peek into how technology is reshaping construction, Bolster’s comprehensive collection is a treasure trove. From mastering the art of construction estimating to understanding how inflation impacts your projects, it’s got it all!

Catch you on the next one, folks!


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