Builders are increasingly adopting green building technology as an alternative to traditional construction as they seek to reduce energy costs, protect their health and lessen environmental impact.
According a 2017 study by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 33 per cent of builders reported that they were adopting green building technology for most of their projects.
Indeed, the green building market share is expected to grow considerably, with the number of builders who solely focus on building green homes projected to grow from 19% in 2017 to 31% in 2022.
If you are planning to construct a green home this year, here are some of the best cool ideas for building a new house.
1. Build smaller
A large home will naturally have a bigger environmental impact compared to a smaller house even when both houses have similar energy-efficiency and green building techniques.
Thankfully, small houses are increasingly becoming fashionable in many parts of the world due to their reduced maintenance costs, and energy efficiency. Think about how you plan to use your space when building your new house.
2. Adopt sustainable materials and techniques
The use of sustainable building materials such as wood, bamboo, and linoleum can greatly help reduce the environmental impact of your building.
Wood is a great renewable resource if supplied by a grower who observes ecological planting practices. Bamboo, cork and linoleum, which are made of natural, renewable materials, are great flooring materials. Read more…