Standard Green Construction

What is a green building really? There are many employees who are jumping on the bandwagon to express “green” movement, using the same products they use “is not green.” I remember when food producers are so says that organic products, organic products for diesel used to power tractors.

Experts agree that the green standard consists of three major titles.

Include low energy consumption, ie the part of the house is so green, or CAFE standards in the automotive industry, such as low average energy use in industry, mining, refining, transportation, etc. (The second aspect is that the energy equivalent of CO2)
Much of the components of sustainable development papercrete bales of straw, the tire structure are good examples because they use recycled, remanufactured, or waste. Adobe, rammed earth and cob compressed and protected is an excellent example of environmental non-intrusive, sustainable construction, as well.
low energy, sufficient thermal mass insulation or solar orientation and design, efficient heating and cooling systems of many other criteria.

It is important to understand that energy efficiency will not suffice to meet green building. Like a growing deficit of the state, including higher energy and stamina, or can be replaced with low energy, as the saying goes “you can not do it in the amount of loss. ”

Products such as brick, concrete, steel, wood and designed for high energy and includes the energy spent, if used sparingly in the deficit so large that can not be returned.

Another important aspect is the reuse of products at the end of his life. ” Steel has been very good for reuse and recycling capacity is special. How polystyrene, ‘No, I think you can grind and mix the cement, is Rastra is. Then you can confirm 3 or 4 tons of steel rod is then applied to 10 or 15 for a distance of concrete. all the concrete slab and some of the concrete roof. All steel reinforced. not green

I even questioned my straw when the cement plaster and concrete, by the way is very high energy included in the straw, not to mention the damage caused by the disposal of the country, and reinvestment in the soil . Whereas it used to replenish and membrane transport to keep it dry. There is no structure more as a living-and high consumption of wood or timber frame, straw bales is not a burden. But it is time for energy costs high and low performance. (This is my opinion that the construction of straw, is not green, despite what many sites claim. It is true that the construction of straw, are the aforementioned problems, but the green is always the issue of sustainability as a life marginal structure.)

Papercrete? The use of recycled newsprint, a small amount of sand and Portland, no resistance to pests and mortar alternative manual stack papercrete green home builder. It was pretty tiring process, but not as extreme as Adobe or crashed on the ground or the tires used in construction.

Used tires? I also take this approach emphasizes the shared practices owner builder pantheon of green building. In addition, crashed in the country or the CEB and walls, and solar orientation and the exclusion of the concrete slab and the foundation is a wonderful system may continue for hundreds of years, what best use of the product, which is the management of life “is designed. This is a very labor-intensive system, and even if it is not practical construction is not simply because attention. According to the low end or very expensive.

Logs. It was difficult, the logs are processed easier to install, or hollow. They burn well, but they are quite long term, when people are not building them in the woods, where they are readily available in a large wood fire, it would be wiser. Although the roof height is designed to use less glass, they may even have more energy. It is also reasonable opposition to the sustainability of the UN criteria Timberland intensive home is not green.

Adobe, more than 12 “walls, and preferably 14” or larger, and there may be limitations of design that should be green. It is not always cost structure, and Adobe engineers will be increasingly using wood or wood frame, and lots of wood and designed with a high intake of concrete. returned to the issue of energy is raising its head, making it a good, but expensive (because of the problem) instead of the solution.

Packed in Earth Block, Adobe is more difficult, it may take much longer and has more cob buildings 500 years

incorporated into energy? CEBS to replace most of the concrete on site, and the machine can be built hundreds if not thousands, of homes, so that the distribution of the energy contained in the machine. Long life and durability of Mother Nature also reduces the energy in the gaps over time.
Sustainable? The use of the land, which is generally acceptable for both blocks of the CEB little or no change in CEB at home, except in a soft and warm feeling, but most environmentally non-intrusive.
energy efficiency? Home CEB can literally lose the most heat and cooling is planned properly and appropriate for the direction of the sun.

Pretty Green do you agree?