Green Buildings to Fit the Environment
Everywhere we look, the construction industry is impacting our lives. From bridges, to roads; from railroads to airports; and from sky scrapers to the houses we live in, Architecture is changing and going green. Environment friendly Architecture means to be going with building or construction. It also means that there will be less material waste, and less waste to go to land fields. Eco-friendly environmentalist is engineering ways to produce lumber and other products out of plastic and recyclable materials. In doing so, we are saving trees and there for helping to slow down the global warming, not to mention, saving some of over 2 million acres of wetlands, animal habitats and open spaces that are being developed each year. If the world keeps doing things the way they are now, eventually; cutting the trees, water consumption and energy consumption will alternate the ecological balance. We all need to do our part in participating in green building Architecture using green products is a very important invention and can help to save our planet.
Advantages of solar energy
How do we produce green products without cutting down trees? How do we produce energy to fuel our lights, and our electronics? One answer would be by using Solar panels and solar power. Capturing the heat from the sun and directing into your home will heat the home and reduce electricity cost. Solar panels convert the sun into electricity, fueling our lights, microwaves or televisions.
Reclaimed lumber and deck boards
Let us examine another way to save the planet. Environmentalist has figured out how to produce lumber and deck boards out of plastic bottles that are recycled. This leads to less plastic in the land fields. The plastic boards appear and function better than wood boards, and the chance of splitting or cracking in these boards, is very low. With heat, temperatures and normal weather wear and tear, wood lumber can warp, crack, or degrade leading to the boards needing to be replaced. A board made from recyclables is denser than wood, so it will last longer. These recycled boards are impervious to bugs, waterproof and UV resistant and they also fade less when the sun hits it. Best of all, recycled plastic wood looks beautiful. Using these types of lumber would be economical. They have less chance of having to be replaced in the future. Another plus is if more of this lumber is used, fewer trees will have to be cut down.
How a wood board contribute in green building?
When building a green building, we can use a lot of the eco-friendly products, cut down on cutting trees and reduce the amount of waste. Environment friendly Architecture would be worth looking into. Wouldn’t we like to see more of the large skyscrapers, bridges, or roads built with this type of material? Wouldn’t it be better to see trees thriving in a forest or decorating the yard? Wouldn’t a tree be better served by helping to clean our air? If a wood board is the only way to go, and a tree has to be cut down, be sure to use as much of it as you can. The rest of the lumber would help the environment if we ground it up and made things like mulch. This mulch can be used to decorate the outside of buildings or home. It can be colored and cut into different sizes or shapes to fit the needs of the consumer.
When looking into new construction, contact someone that is knowledgeable of Green Building. Allow them to present alternatives to cutting down trees. Hire someone that understands environmental architecture. Save a tree, and save some energy, help save our planet.