Go Gold to go Green

Environmentally friendly. What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “environmentally friendly?” Electric cars? Reusable shopping bags? Solar energy? What about portable toilets? Portable toilets hardly cross the minds of environmental conservationists, but believe it or not, they are the most environmentally friendly way of managing human waste. “What about EPA verified WaterSense toilets?” “Aren’t they supposed to be environmentally friendly?” Compared to traditional toilets which use up to 6 gallons of water per flush, they are very friendly towards the environment and water conservation, but they still waste a lot of water at up to 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The newer models which exceed EPA regulation use about 1.28 gallons per flush. Portable toilets use 5 gallons of water with about 55 gallons of space left in the holding tank for waste. Lets say the portable toilet gets used 100 times. That’s about .05 gallons of water per use. How is THAT for environmentally friendly?
Pot-O-Gold also participates in LEED. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about the places where we live, work, and learn.  Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a globally recognized framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, and maintenance solutions.  It applies to all building types – commercial, residential, and entire neighborhood communities – and addresses the full life cycle of a building project.  Achieving LEED certification for your project may qualify you for money-saving incentives, like tax rebates and zoning allowances, and it is the best way to demonstrate that your building is truly “green.”

To meet LEED goals, it is important to hire LEED-accredited professionals with demonstrated knowledge of green building and the LEED rating system and process.

Pot-O-Gold has performed on more than 50 LEED-certified projects and has the distinction of being the first privately owned Louisiana waste company to become a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Pot-O-Gold’s team will suggest ways to earn LEED credits without extra disposal cost and help offset expenses by identifying appropriate waste recycling streams.  Pot-O-Gold will coordinate recycling efforts between you and the recycling facility, and assist you with all waste-related documentation and LEED reporting needed to get your project recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Build Green with Pot-O-Gold.


Author: Pot-O-Gold

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Pot-O-Gold has grown to be the Gulf South’s premier portable restroom and roll off dumpster rental company. Pot-O-Gold provides on-site delivery and waste-hauling services to construction sites, commercial developments, special events, and industrial facilities, and has offices from Houston to Pensacola.

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