Eco Friendly Construction has become a major thing in all parts of the world. It’s not just about building to get it sold, it is more than that!
The environment is taken into consideration, now more than ever. Some of the Eco-Friendliest construction materials that are being used, vary from bamboo, straw, pre-cast concrete and earth. By using these alternatives, construction companies are using less chemical and toxin based products, instead opting for renewable and sustainable sources which are vital to ensuring eco-friendly building. Keeping the four basic elements on which these designs are based( materials, energy, water and health) construction takes a whole new turn by making sure eco-friendly buildings are constructed.
Energy saving capacities
Energy saving capacities of buildings are largely based on positioning as well, due to the heating and cooling aspects of the materials used. As uninsulated homes lose about 40% heat through the roof and 35% through flooring, thermal insulation is a great necessity in making sure your home is consistently in energy saving mode. Never underestimate the utilization of solar power either.
Eco-friendly construction ensures that little to no harm is done to the environment and all its natural resources.
Becoming more conscious of materials used as well as the positioning of structures and using water harvesting methods, are all ways to make sure you are constructing eco-friendly not to mention making sure the air and water quality within the buildings are according to ‘green’ regulations. Emissions of hazardous chemicals are reduced, if not eliminated by going green and using these eco-friendly materials and methods that are resource efficient throughout their lifespan.
The future of ‘Green’
Just more proof that architecture has made a shift in this regard by making the future of urbanization a positive and environmentally friendly one. Rammed earth construction has become one of many options by which clay based materials are mixed with water and then molded into bricks or solid walls. Utilizing local wood proves to be another great source for those wanting to have little to no negative effect on the natural environment. Non toxic paints and wood preservatives are an added bonus in such cases.
Many European countries are making Eco-friendly building a priority, as they are recognizing the huge need for conservation going forward.
Less pollution, lower carbon emissions being produced by all machinery, with this said, energy efficient technology is a massive positive element when it comes to Eco-Friendly building. Solar panels which convert and harness solar energy, as well as low energy lighting (100% saving with twice the longevity) are but to name a few ways to building eco-friendly. Operating costs of an eco-friendly building disappear by a third when it comes to water and electricity. Recycled and long lasting materials are a must if we want to ensure eco-friendly building as well as go the distance by protecting our natural environment. Reducing climate change, gas emissions and all sorts of pollution, especially in a time where population growth is placing substantial strain on earth, is absolutely crucial.
Renew and Recycle
Choose recycled and renewed materials when planning on building and construction, making sure everything is non-toxic and eco-friendly. Protecting the health and enhancing productivity while being pleasing to the eye should be the focus of such construction, even in the workplace environment. Seeing as 90% of our time is spent indoors, green buildings with enhanced ventilation can go a long way in commercial and residential setting. With proven studies that show a substantial increase in cognitive scores with regards to green building designs in the workplace alone, who can deny the fact that eco-friendly building isn’t proving to be of more value to society now more than ever. So go with the ‘green’ option and reap the available benefits!