What is Green Building? As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called green building is gaining momentum. Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. Research and experience increasingly demonstrate that when buildings are designed and operated with their lifecycle impacts in mind, they can provide great environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Why Build Green?
The home building environment has a vast impact on the environment, human health, and the economy. By adopting green building strategies, we can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction, to renovation and deconstruction. However, the most significant benefits can be obtained if the design and construction team takes an integrated approach from the earliest stages of a building project.
Below is a video that talks about the need and benefit of green building.
Below is a video of a news broadcast detailing the rise in green building, cost savings and green home values which are worth on average 3 to 5 percent more than traditionally built homes. For investors, house flippers, and home owners this is information you should not ignore as being green not only will help with the environmental issues but will fatten up your wallet as well.
When painting, staining or applying adhesives these days always be sure to look for products that have low VOC'S. Many manufacturers are producing eco friendly products so they will be easy to aquire. The video below may be able to "paint" a clearer picture about this.
Spray Foam insulation, not only will it save you money in heating and cooling bills but is also a greener way to insulate. Watch the video below to learn more.
We all know about recycling but as the green age is upon us more and more people and companies are coming up with ways to reuse and recycle products that would normally have ended up in our landfills. Below is a video about recycling your old carpet.