5 Green Construction Ideas To Save The Environment

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Environmental concerns are changing all industries and businesses and those who want to remain competitive need to get on board with the change. This is more than just a trend; it’s actually an effective policy since it can make a noticeable impact on climate change. 

Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the construction industry. It has always relied on the advancements in technology and it has an impact that goes far beyond the work that’s being done on sight. The real estate needs to remain usable and environmentally safe for decades to come. 

Cool Roofs 

There’s a growing tendency to make the surroundings of the building a part of the construction. Adding these natural elements isn’t only a stunning feature in terms of the design; it can also play a vital role in making the building less wasteful and better isolated. 

Cool roofs are a big part of it. It refers to roof gardens that keep the building cooler in the summers and thus reduce the AC bills. A roof garden is also a fun communal space that all occupants of the building could enjoy and contribute to. 

New Materials 

The main source of pollution when it comes to construction is the materials used for it. There have been numerous advances in this field in recent years. They mainly go in two directions. One is to use more natural and recycled materials that don’t add to the carbon footprint and make your home a part of the environment it’s in. 

The second, however, is the polar opposite but with the same goal in mind. The cutting-edge chemistry may be the solution to harmful materials, since there are numerous successful experiments that make ordinary plastic more photodegradable and easier to recycle. This may be the solution to new construction projects. 

Modular Construction 

Modular construction refers to the construction process in which most of the work is done off-site and prepared before the actual building starts. The frames and sometimes even the complete buildings are then transported to the job site and constructed there. 

This isn’t only a better way to construct a building because it causes less damage to the environment, but it will also make the cost of construction more manageable, since there’s no need for complicated machinery on site. A good construction team, some scaffolding, and modular construction pieces are the only expenses needed to set up the entire buildings. 

Solar Panels 

Solar panels aren’t really a novelty when it comes to construction, but there’s a change in the technology surrounding it as well as in the governmental policy towards it. There are numerous government programs that are put forward to make purchasing solar panels easier, mostly through tax cuts. 

Also, the batteries that support these solar panels have become much more advanced. These batteries are charged during the day and they allow you to take advantage of stored solar energy during the night or when the weather conditions aren’t suitable for using panels. 

Water Conservation 

The importance of water conservation hasn’t reached the public just yet as much as other environmental issues have. This is partly because water doesn’t obviously seem as a scarce resource, and partly because it requires quite a lot of changes to the way we build homes. 

Modern construction will have to incorporate these features into its products. New homes will come with the system made for collecting rainwater and for filtrating it. This is the biggest step towards water conservation, although smaller steps such as installing sensor activated faucets also counts. 

Go Green

The biggest change to modern construction will come from the fact that homes will need to be made more environmentally friendly and designed to conserve energy. This is something to consider while the home is being built and the advancements in green technology will transform construction as we know it.

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