Sustainability In Construction

The environment we live is fragile and easily affected by the daily choices that companies make. One of the most environmentally impactful aspects of construction is waste and debris. Experts estimate that construction contributes (Statistic Here) to our atmosphere causing damage to our environment. Using products that have less durability, and constructing with inefficient processes are the largest drivers of waste in the construction industry. By building with intention and selecting materials that last companies can reduce this impact by (estimate statistic here). Spaces General Contracting is passionate about our environment and is dedicated to following processes and procuring materials that greatly reduce their environmental footprint.

What We Believe

At Spaces General Contracting we believe that protecting our environment is one of the most important things that companies can do for our children, our future generations and our planet. We believe in putting the environment ahead of returns. By using processes that minimize waste and products that last we believe that we can contribute to significant change.

Why Sustainability In Construction Matters

Eco friendly construction has many benefits. A few of these benefits are listed below:

Less Cost In Disposal

Processes that minimize waste materials leave less material left over after the project is finished. This means that it will be less expensive to dispose of, as most disposal sites charge by weight.

Less Cost In Materials

Minimized left over material also allows you to purchase less material, saving money on your project.

Longer Lasting Projects

Many eco friendly products are actually more durable than their traditional counterparts. Longer lasting building materials mean a longer lasting project.

Less Costly To Maintain

More durable eco friendly products are less likely to break or require maintenance, saving money in the long term.

Environmental Benefits

The additional benefit of building sustainably is that it helps construction projects reuse or repurpose other materials that would normally cause negative environmental impact.

How We Encourage Sustainability

Spaces General Contracting takes the environment seriously thats why we utilize the following initiatives to ensure that our projects are built with sustainability in mind.

How Spaces General Contracting Drives Sustainability:

  • Initiative #1 Procuring products that are environmentally friendly
  • Initiative #2 Using building materials that are durable
  • Initiative #3 Using process that minimize
  • Initiative #4 Becoming a USGBC member

How You Can Help

When you are planning your construction project, be sure to select contractors that work with sustainability in mind. Additionally, by purchasing eco friendly products you help in two ways. By Purchasing eco friendly products you encourage manufactures to make more sustainable products by driving demand. Additionally, when selecting your contractor hire a firm that focuses on minimizing waste. Not only does creating less waste entail you used less project material, it also saves money on maintenance and replacement costs.


It’s no secret that during recent years there has been a sweeping revelation that racial equality and equity has never been ‘solved’. Many had thought and may still think that racism and racial bias was wiped out by Dr. King many years ago. The truth is the conversation isn’t over and it really can’t end, and nor should it. At Spaces General Contracting, we believe in equality and equity. We challenge the status quo, and are committed to establishing and maintaining practices that support and encourage diversity both within and without our organization. We are passionate about civil rights and aim to be among the few in the industry who will bring lasting change that supports BIPOC in our community.

What We Believe

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect, dignity and warmth. We Believe that opportunity should be based on merit, not the color of your skin. We also believe that equality is not equity. Being treated equally, is not the same as being treated in a way that will balance the social scales. Opportunities need to be offered and resources need to be offered to balance these social scales so that equity can be rebalanced in our country.

What’s The Challenge or Problem

The challenge with building racial equality and equity is our country’s systemic racism. What many don’t understand is that although in large part outright racism has been universally condemned. Other challenges have not. Politics, seek to further disenfranchise BIPOC by gerrymandering and redistricting. Cities, choose to spend money on maintaining some neighborhoods over revitalizing some. Opportunities, by and large are not offered to people who have been victimized by the system, which perpetuates the problem further.

What Can Be Done

Education, awareness, empathy, and compassion are a great start. Additionally, taking action is critical as change begins with action. Becoming a part of the system that combats inequality and gives a voice to the most pressing concerns makes a difference, following organizations such as the NAACP, Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle, Black Lives Matter. Participating in civil rights events and showing solidarity. Donating to causes that seek to address needs within the community. Finally, if you are an employer, offering jobs to qualified candidates in equal proportion.

What We’re Doing

We are proud to take action in our community and help lead our industry down the correct path. We are intrinsically driven to develop and sustain programs to drive significant change. We actively review our responses to civil rights issues and at every opportunity examine our programs to maintain effectiveness. Currently, Spaces General Contracting participates in the ways listed below.

We are fully committed to supporting our BIPOC community through the following initiatives:

  • Initiative #1: Partnering With The Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle
  • Initiative #2: Supporting Black Owned Businesses through our equity in procurement program.
  • Initiative #3 Donating to worthy Causes that seek to make a difference in the community.
  • Initiative #4 Using our influence and voice to speak out on equality and equity issues.
  • Initiative #5 Assuring that BIPOC representation is present in management and executive positions.
  • Initiative #6 Assuring that all staff have undergone trainings that cover diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
  • Initiative #7 Maintaining a clear process of communication that directly passes to Executive management to assure our BIPOC staff voices will be heard and acted upon immediately.

How You Can Help

It is up to society as a whole to commit to making positive and needed change. Maintaining awareness as an individual by utilizing resources that can help you understand racism and injustice in our BIPOC communities. The following resources can be helpful for building knowledge that can contribute to lasting change:


The home of grassroots activism for civil rights and social justice.

The Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle-

Empowers those we serve by providing programming and services designed to support and encourage self-sufficiency in all aspects of life.