Do You Know Your Eco Building Materials?

Do you know which building materials are more eco friendly?
In a world filled with greenhouse gasses and pollutants, every step to a greener future is a good one.
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Flooring

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Stone is a natural heat conductor and is naturally occurring. This is a more ecofriendly choice than tile, as tile are usually chemically infused for color.

Lighting

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps have a wattage of 60-75 LuMens per Watt (lm/w) while Linear Fluorescent Lamps have a wattage of 104 lm/W, making Compact Fluorescent Lamps the more efficient choice.

Insulation

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Cellulose is made of recycled newspaper and fire retardant. Foam is easily contaminated, therefore it cannot be recycled.

Structural

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Mycelium is a completely natural material made of fungi and mushrooms that grows around other organic substances to create light but sturdy bricks. While concrete is made of only three materials (water, aggregate and cement) cement is chemically produced.

Roofing

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Standing Seam Metal Roof are fully recyclable, and can be made out of recycled materials. Asphalt, when in its molten state, gives off toxic fumes.

Windows

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Triple Panel Windows while they use more recycled materials, they save more energy in the long run. The third sheet of glass helps keep the cold in and the heat out in the summer or vice versa for the winter, saving HVAC energy.

HVAC

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GeoThermal Heating and Cooling Systems do not use fossils fuels while Gas Space heaters do.

Air Conditioning

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Thermally driven units utilize advanced solar panel and heat dispersion technologies to integrate old and new cooling methods far superior to electrically charged ones.

Flooring

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Strandwoven fibers of renewable bamboo are two-and-a-half times more strong than oak.

Insulation

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Insulated concrete is made with a mixture of 100% recycled wood fiber and cement, which is more environmentally friendly than the carbon monoxide releasing properties of Iceynene.

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