The world has grown into a place of immense pollution. The need for green living is more than ever now. Putting fines carbon emission coming from vehicles, building our homes from decomposable materials seems to be seldom. Green architecture is one of the most sustainable methods to keep the negative impact of building materials on the surrounding environment. The concept of green architecture is consolidating the building with greenhouse materials in different designs that make them environmental friendly instead of using man-made concrete that proves to be harmful to the environment.
Some green building materials used for green architecture are:
Straw Bales- these were used to create firm wall frames instead of materials like concrete, wood, plaster etc. they can still be used to build the structure. They prove to be beneficial for the environment and are successful in providing insulation from hot and cold climates, they are also affordable and are renewable too.
Rammed earth- tamped dirt down gives a similar feel of concrete yet it is more natural. Dirt tamped down firmly in a wood mold, and can be structured by using rebar and bamboo; it is a modern technique of the ancient times that is equally eco-friendly.
Wood- wood is the world’s favorite material to bring out the modern yet typically classic representation of one’s homes. The use of wood never got out of fashion with time and the fact that it comes under eco-friendly building material that doesn’t require much energy to process into building materials.
Bamboo- this material is still popularly used in some parts of the world and that is because of its ductile strength. It is light weight and renewable resource to create building frames that can be used in low-income areas or eco-friendly led areas.
All of these materials are low-cost, renewable resources and eco-friendly materials that are safe to use and require less energy consumption. Any material, which is considered eco-friendly, comes under the basic criteria of the product being- efficiently resourceful, provide better air quality indoors, efficient energy and water consumption and affordable raw materials.
These green building materials are obtained from recycled content, are locally available in plenty by nature. The concept of green building and green architecture proves to be better for the environment and helpful for waste management techniques. The concept proves to be conducted by erosion of soil, harvesting the materials with the use of rainwater and solar energy used to conduct solidification thus the use of non-renewable energy is substituted by renewable resources.
This means using green building materials comparatively uses less of man-made energy, better-allocated use of water than what is used in concrete and other non-renewable materials. Commercial concrete releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is harmful to the ozone layer – the reason why countryside of a State seems to have healthier air than the air you feel in the city with skyscrapers. The dangerous emission of the gas that damages the environment is already beyond control because it’s the man-made material which releases these gasses that damage the nature.