AirX in concert with its sub-consultants is well aware of the principles of Sustainability within our industry. We make a commitment on every job and within our workforce to achieve environmental awareness and sensitivity. We accomplish this by minimizing the use of new resources and/or increasing the reuse of existing resources. Reductions in energy use is also paramount in this goal. In an effort to achieve Sustainability,
AirX provides the following General Goals:
- Waste reduction/recycling - The byproduct of hydro excavation (potholing) is mud. AirXs’ mud is deposited in large drying bins that are tilted slightly to allow the excess water to collect to one side and the thick muddy spoils accumulate on the uphill side. This mud is allowed to dry naturally or is mixed with already dry material to facilitate the drying process. The dry mud (dirt) is stockpiled onsite and once enough dirt has been accumulated it is tested for contaminants in accordance with state requirements. AirX then gives the clean spoils to a nearby commercial grower who mixes it with mulch and other organic compounds to be utilized as potting soil. This synergy is mutually beneficial, sustainable, and cost-effective for both companies. AirX also has the ability to reuse asphalt pavement material by reheating and adding additional oils to maintain viscosity in specialized equipment designed for this purpose. Concrete and asphalt debris that is not earmarked for reuse is collected and delivered to local recycling facilities. All excess water collected during operations is deposited in settling basins for groundwater recharge or is filtered with the use of a sand filtration process for reuse or to maintain dust control in the yard area. Water bottles, aluminum cans, plastic buckets are all collected in separate bins and taken to recycling centers. Waste paper products and documents from the office are collected in a secured storage system and service is used to pick up, shred and recycle the paper. Oils or solvents used in the AirX mechanic shop are also managed and stored in approved containers and properly labeled. A third-party specialist collects and recycles these products on an as-needed, on-call basis.
- Materials management- AirX has mobile equipment that maintains temperatures need for hot asphaltic repairs on-site allowing delivery of only the asphalt material needed to do the job. Concrete material for sidewalk or other resurfacing is mixed on-site in quantities needed for the specific job.
- Pollution prevention- Management of construction materials and waste at the project site is understood by all personnel. All debris is controlled and collected during and upon completion of the construction project. Erosion control measures are employed as needed both during the potholing process and at our yard to contain runoff and manage dust.
- Product Enhancement_ AirX is continually making investments in new equipment that utilizes the latest and most efficient technology available. Our trucks and equipment meet or exceed the CARB requirements in the State of California. Noise reduction through sound attenuation devices are installed on our equipment to maintain noise levels at or below threshold limits. Extensive filtration is provided on our equipment to prevent dust and air pollution. AirX is proud of these processes we have developed over the years and continues to monitor and maintain efficiency, the environment, and sustainability. We keep an ever-watchful eye out for the latest technology and improvements that we can make to stay ahead of our game.