We are traditionally used to using bricks, concrete, and wood in construction. They have been, and continue to be used in everyday construction, meaning the continued destruction of trees for wood, and the mining of resources to produce cement for binding sand and bricks. For a better world, there are new processes, and sustainable as well as green building material alternatives that can be used in construction today.
For a better world, there are new processes, and sustainable as well as green building material alternatives that can be used in construction today.
Now this days many people use eco-friendly building materials to build or rebuild their houses. Eco-friendly building material increases the efficiency of energy used and reduces impact on human health and the environment. There are various materials that are environmentally friendly and can be used for construction purpose. Bamboo is one of the most popular eco-friendly material and can be used as several purposes like, for foundation, insulation, interior, exterior, wall finishes, flooring, and Celling materials.
Which type of material is an Eco-friendly material ?
A products or material that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or material is Eco-friendly material. Or we can say a product that has been designed to do the least possible damage to the environment is Eco-friendly material.
Properties of Eco-Friendly Building Materials:
The various properties of the Eco-friendly materials are –
Materials are environmentally friendly if they help to reduce the energy used in the building during operation and maintenance. It is difficult to find a material with all these properties, so it is a quite difficult task to identify environmentally friendly materials.
Renewable source is Rapid source of the material.
Reuse of Waste:
Can be used multiple times or recycled multiple time.
Embodied energy is the total energy input required to produce the product including transporting them to the building site. Aluminium and steel has the most embodied energy because, high energy required to produce them. If we compare with Bamboo, bamboo requires very less energy for production.
Reduce Air Pollution:
Use of materials like bamboo actually indirectly reduces air pollution.
Reduce Water Pollution:
Materials that prevent water pollution.
Durability & Life Span:
Material that are exceptionally durable, or require low maintenance. Materials can be eco-friendly based on how they perform. Use of certain material can reduce the amount of material required.
The longer the life of a material the lesser it is required to replace and thus reduces the quantity required to produce.
Materials that require less energy during construction. And Materials that helps to reduce the cooling loads.
Reuse or Recycle as different product.
Materials that decompose easily.
Conventional Eco-friendly material Bamboo:
There are various eco-friendly products we get from Bamboo, Bamboo Based Particle Board & Ply Board, Bamboo Matting etc. Bamboo is considered one of the best eco-friendly building materials. It has an incredibly high self-generation rate, few species of Bamboo have grown up to three feet within 24 hours. It continues spreading and growing without having to be replanted after harvest. Bamboo is a perennial grass and not wood and grows on every continent, except Europe and Antarctica.
Bamboo is considered one of the best eco-friendly building materials. It has an incredibly high self-generation rate, few species of Bamboo have grown up to three feet within 24 hours.
It also has a high strength-to-weight ratio, even greater comprehensive strength than concrete and brick, and lasts incredibly long. It is, therefore, the best choice for flooring and cabinetry. Unfortunately, bamboo requires treatment to resist insects and rotten. If left untreated, bamboo contains a starch that greatly invites insects, and it could swell and crack after absorbing water.
Bamboo is such a promising building material for modern buildings.
Bamboo has actually been a locally-sourced building material in some regions of the world for million years. Bamboo is such a promising building material for modern buildings. It Used for framing buildings and shelters, bamboo can replace expensive and heavy imported materials and provide an alternative to concrete and rebar construction, especially in difficult-to reach areas, post-disaster rebuilding, and low-income areas with access to natural locally-sourced bamboo.