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Green Roofs – Sustainability in Building

July 17th, 2019

Sustainability in building is the new concept in the construction of buildings. The concept is based upon the designing and creation of new structures and the remodelling or renovation of existing ones using environmentally friendly approaches.

Focus on Sustainability

The result of focusing on sustainability throughout the construction of a building is how modern families can enjoy the comforts offered by green homes. Green homes are designed and erected using renewable materials coupled with the use of alternative energy strategies. The approach focuses on the maximisation of available resources while observing conversion and conservation, quality, and effective utilisation. The maintenance and use of such buildings or homes are, in the long run, far simpler and easier, and with a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.

Eco-Friendly Structures

Sustainable buildings are the fruits of sustainable architecture, which focuses on maximising the use of the available resources to achieve an eco-friendly structure all with the use of renewable materials. As such, the use of recycled and recyclable energy-efficient materials is always at the forefront of such construction.

Creative Ideas and Concepts

The need to convert the environment and lead to very creative ideas and concepts. The new-age architects who are keen on going green in their profession find use in some rather unconventional materials yet are still surprising many with what they come up with. Old car tyres, glass, and plastic bottles are just some of the new materials being used to create some of the most breathtakingly environmentally conscious buildings.

Structural Integrity

Structural integrity is a necessary component in any building; thus a lot of research goes into how these unconventional renewable materials can be used to achieve a structurally robust building. On the other hand, the use of the materials will go hand in hand with the use of alternative energy.  It involves providing adequate energy for utility services and general household needs, which might see the use of natural energy sources such as solar panels and unique ventilation systems that help in heating and cooling the building. Some architects can incorporate the use energy regulative materials that can act as heat insulators to help in heating and cooling.

In as much as various construction professions will take on the challenge giving it a unique personal touch, they all do their designs and creations based on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) concepts. LEED offers numerous data and recommendations that one can use to construct a new eco-friendly building or remodel an existing one in a sustainable building.

For more on how green roofing systems can contribute towards the sustainable building, please visit the dedicated area on our website, by clicking here.