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Eco Friendly Building

These are built using procedures that are resource efficient and environmentally responsible without compromising the concerns of classical building designs such as the comfort, utility and durability. The entire building process from the planning, to design, construction, maintenance, renovation and demolition should follow the eco-friendly building procedure.The procedures used when constructing the eco-friendly building ensures the reduced impact on the natural environment and human health by:

  • Using the resources such as water and energy efficiently
  • Reducing pollution, environmental degradation and waste
  • Protecting the health of the occupants
  • Using natural materials to build

During renovation of a house to one that is environmentally friendly, builders check the energy consumption to enable them to plan reduce it to a sustainable level. Eco-friendly building is the use of green building materials to promote environmental benefits. Eco-friendly materials are expensive compared to traditional building materials. They are energy efficient and cost saving.

Types of Eco Friendly Building

  • Wood materials

During construction wood can be used for flooring and wall studs. Below is a list of uses of wood:

  • Cork flooring
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wood
  • Reclaimed wood
  • Linoleum
  • Bamboo flooring
  • Insulation

This is an important way of energy efficiency which reduces cooling and heating costs. Insulation options include:

  • Blown insulation- comprised of recycled newsprint.
  • Cotton insulation- use of recycled cotton bits and pieces.
  • Hemp based product- use of hemp fibers for insulation
  • Homasote fiberboard- use of recycled newsprint for insulation
  • Roofing

Roofing insulates and also protects the building from harsh environment. Eco- friendly roofing options include:

  • EcoStar roofing- roofing tiles are made of recycled plastic and rubber.
  • Energy star rated roofing- materials intended to reflect heat which stop heat transference caused by sun rays.
  • Renew wood- made from recycled materials
  • Recycled gypsum board

Recycled gypsum can be used in production of cement, new drywall manufacture, making of fertilizer products, composting operations and improves plant growth and drainage.


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