The environment has been impacted by the human footprint for decades, if not centuries. Concrete buildings, large scale industry, and major structures have left a permanent mark on the state of the environment on our planet.
However, there is some good news: you have the power to spark change.
To keep the air fresh and nature lush, decide on a green building. You’ll wake up fresh every morning knowing from a healthy sleep knowing that you’re living in an environmentally friendly home. Here are some ideas to implement in your building ideas.
Green bricks are made from natural products including fly ash. They are light and boast quality structural strength. Replacing traditional bricks with green bricks will improve the building process, enhance the look of the structure AND help save the environment.
Another added bonus is that these bricks are lighter than traditional bricks which means it requires less effort to lug around and speeds up the process of building.
Instead of using the supplied electricity from municipal sources, go green and use solar energy to power your own home. Solar panels do their bit in saving the environment by minimizing the mining of coal and other resources, because less electricity is drawn from the traditional grid. In some cases, any excess energy you generate you can actually sell back to the municipal grid to make a bit of extra money.
Naturally heating your water and powering your home may be the answer to many environmental issues on our planet. To take it one step further, you can even learn how to start with homesteading.
Containing Building Rubble
Many businesses simply want to make money off you, not caring about what building rubble can do to harm our environment. These companies won’t use the appropriate disposal measures.
The answer? Be sure to use green-labelled companies to remove your building rubble.
There are procedures that green-labelled companies need to follow to ensure that they protect the environment and make your building an overall green process. The dumping of materials needs to be strictly controlled and items should be recycled as far as possible.
Green Indoor Air
The air in your home may smell fresh but there are tiny particles that can easily find their way into your lungs and wreak havoc on your health—without you even noticing!
Be sure to use air friendly materials when building your home. One material that has been banned from use is asbestos. Asbestos is fatal to humans and so are other materials that are being used by construction companies with no environmental conscience.
When building your new home you may hear the term ‘design green’. Yes, it may sound like they want you to build a treehouse or live in the bush but this is not the case. Consider implementing environmentally friendly home builds that are specifically designed to have little to no impact on its surrounding environment.
Structures need to be designed with the mindset of being one with the surrounding environment. Design aside, the process of building and also the materials & fixtures in use need to be environmentally friendly.
The process of building may not be your forte but your actions while designing your home or overseeing its build can help save the environment. Plus, your green home may encourage your neighbours to follow in your footsteps.
See? You do have the power!
Go green, build green and live green. Keep the earth preserved for future generations. All of this by picking a modern home design.