In the last decade, Americans have become increasingly educated about and aware of the dangers of greenhouse-gas emissions and their contribution to global warming. While we’ve certainly made valiant efforts in reducing our contributions to these emissions, there have still been setbacks. In fact, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), although the total amount of gases released in New Jersey was still lower than four years ago, greenhouse-gas emissions in New Jersey overall increased in 2013 for the first time since at least 2010.
The EPA report doesn’t include a full count of all emissions, however their database can account for as much as 90% of all emissions. Greenhouse-gases include CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases, all of which trap heat in the atmosphere and make the earth warmer, contributing to climate change.
Unfortunately for the construction industry, pollution due to greenhouse-gas emissions is an unavoidable issue. The process of manufacturing and transporting building materials, and installing and constructing of buildings consumes great energy, and therefore emits large quantities of greenhouse-gases. Needless to say, the construction industry leaves a significant environmental footprint. The good news is that these emissions can be controlled and minimized by optimizing the utilization of construction resources.
But what about when all precautions are made and an error or injury occurs anyway due to pollution? This is where obtaining the right type of insurance policy comes in. An NJ Construction Pollution Liability Insurance policy from Tri-State Insurance Agency protects your business from expensive losses if it is accused of or found responsible for pollution-related damage, injuries or illness. This coverage is available to a variety of industry segments. Please contact us today for more information at (888) 990-0526.