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How to Build an Eco-friendly House?

By Anny on February 20th, 2013

How to Build an Eco-friendly House?

Acquiring the eco-friendly habits is started from your care and move towards an eco-friendly home and that’s easier when you have an efficiently working machine to build it. This is the first difference between a house and car because you cannot build a car and change it to eco-friendly, while you can do the same with a house. A latest technology eco-friendly car is green because of its body, engine and all the mechanism which has been designed according to green standards.

The same procedure goes out for a green house and all the components should be designed according to green standards, such that it should operate without any harmful effects for the environment. There are several elements which go into building a green standards home and your first decision starts form land plot you select for building of your home.

The development of green house will totally depend on where your house is built and there have been several options to consider. Building a new house should be in an existing community or close to it because sewerage and water connections will be already settled there. Also don’t build an eco-friendly home in environmental sensitive area because abundance of wildlife or ecosystem may create the disturbance. It should be wise starting and think of building the native plants and such species which demand only an occasional watering.

The building material which are required for construction should take little synthetic inside them and they should be sourced responsibly. When building an eco-friendly home, the sustainable sourced wood or locally grown is perfect and also when it works in with the covering structure. A better idea is to bring the material that should be renewable and it should have little impact on our environment. The renewable material doesn’t take hours of processing in factory.

it is important to consider how this building is built too; when hiring lifting equipment like electric hoists or getting machines to mix concrete, make sure they don’t affect the environment or leave their mark on the surrounding ecosystems. How your eco-friendly home construction continuous is also affected by technology, insulation and windows. Look for energy start appliances, windows and lightening equipments for your new house. The walls need to be insulated fully through sustainable material and some people also prefer the use of hay blocks in this building phase and also get low flow toilets and showerhead which will make low consumption of water and also would manage the water efficiently.

Storage tanks can also help deal with water as they will store rain or waste water. Once stored, you can recycle it for your garden or you can use it for heat via solar roof panels. If the house is being built in a warm climate, installing an efficient air-conditioning system will give good ventilation, but only in the rooms when you need it at that particular moment to save electricity. This perfect guide will help you manage the water and energy technology as well as construction of a 100 % green house.

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