Introduction

E.H.L Constitution’s growing commitment to sustainability is grounded by the guiding principle of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.  E.H L.  Realizes the importance of more than just economic sustainability by also making a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

We want our communities to be healthy, stable, and sustainable. While the construction industry has not been known for being environmentally friendly, we understand that it just makes sense to incorporate sustainable construction practices into our work. That is why we are making efforts and advances everywhere we can. We help our clients find a balance between sustainability and cost in every phase of the construction process. Throughout every step of the project, we work closely with clients, architects, and engineers to provide the information they need to determine how best to reach sustainability goals.

The concept of sustainable building incorporates and integrates a variety of strategies during the design, construction, and operation of building projects. The use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a building.

Green building materials offer specific benefits to the building owner and building occupants:

  • Reduced maintenance/replacement costs over the life of the building.
  • Energy conservation.
  • Improved occupant health and productivity.
  • Lower costs associated with changing space configurations.
  • Greater design flexibility.

In addition, integrating green building materials into building projects can help to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, and disposal of these building industry source materials

Environment responsibility

Environmental protection and sustainable development have been the cornerstones of the policies and procedures governing the industrial and development activities in Sri Lanka.

The management of each business with its comprehensive policies on quality, environment, health, and safety, is accountable for its environmental impact. At E.H.L. project sites and offices, the respective managers are responsible for ensuring optimal consumption of material and energy. We also work closely with our clients, suppliers, and various external stakeholders to improve environmental performance.

Resource Efficiency can be accomplished by utilizing materials that meet the following criteria:

  • Recycled Content:

    Products with identifiable recycled content, including post-industrial content with a preference for post-consumer content.

  • Waste disposal:

    Solid waste separated and disposed into dumping yards and timber offcuts reused as firewood by workers.

  • Natural, plentiful or renewable:

    Materials harvested from sustainability managed sources and preferably have an independent certification (e.g., certified wood) and are certified by an independent third party.

  • Resource-efficient manufacturing process:

    Products manufactured with resource-efficient processes including reducing energy consumption, minimizing waste (recycled, recyclable, and or source reduced product packaging), and reducing greenhouse gases.

  • Locally available:

    Building materials, components, and systems found locally or regionally saving energy and resources in transportation to the project site.

  • Salvaged, refurbished, or re-manufactured:

    Includes saving material from disposal and renovating, repairing, restoring, or generally improving the appearance, performance, quality, functionality, or value of a product.

  • Reusable or recyclable:

    Select materials that can be easily dismantled and reused or recycled at the end of their useful life.

  • Recycled or recyclable product packaging:

    Products enclosed in recycled content or recyclable packaging.

  • Durable:

    Materials that are longer lasting or are comparable to conventional products with long life expectancy.

  • Community:

    Focus on reducing dust, noise, and wastewater, and also dust screens are used to prevent air pollution.

 

Sustainability measures cannot achieve their goals unless they work as intended. Building commissioning includes testing and adjusting the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure that all equipment meets design criteria. It also includes instructing the staff on the operation and maintenance of equipment.

Over time, building performance can be assured through measurement, adjustment, and upgrading. Proper maintenance ensures that a building continues to perform as designed and commissioned