Green materials refers to material that is sustainable, gives high performance and saves the precious environment.
In modern times, people are quite conscious about the surroundings. They realize that an incredible harm has been caused to the environment due to neglect.
If you do not pay attention, you will be leaving a highly polluted and unlivable world for future generations. You need to take every small step we can take to conserve the environment.
There is a cycle of production, sustenance, and destruction. If you keep a right balance in this cycle, then there will be no harm to the environment.
Also, nature has the capability of maintaining the balance if it is not stressed by you.
Thus, going Green is the appropriate step considering the current situation. Green building materials are made by processes that do not cause any imbalance to nature. The raw material used is safe and harmless to surroundings.
The Green Materials concept has gained popularity in recent times
Reports show that the Green Building footprint showed a remarkable increase in recent times. Especially, with the emergence of international construction companies, Indian companies are also taking visible steps to stand in line with the foreign counterparts as far as environment protection measures are concerned.
Since the issue is related to precious natural resources such as air, water and surrounding temperature and the impact is everlasting; both construction business owners and buyers take this into consideration
Does only environment-safe construction material make a building GREEN?
Apart from Green materials that cause no harm (or cause the least harm) to the surroundings, many other factors make a building GREEN.
- Using battery/ electricity instead of fossil fuel.
- The fixtures, pipe fittings and sanitary ware save water.
- Use of recycled water while constructing the building.
- The building uses solar energy for lighting and water heating.
- The paints, sealants, and adhesives used in the construction process are of low VOC types where VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.
Green material is good for long-term benefits to our planet. Hence, every environment conscious person seeks it today.