The Environmentally friendly revolution is slowly but surely taking root in the construction industry like in all other arenas of modern life. Today, world awareness of global warming and its associated environmental issues requires us all to change our habits in both big and small ways. One way to immediately make an impact is by practicing “green” habits in our home. While some are called to fight big industries and their pollution habits, all of us can help save our planet by adopting green habits in the design and construction of our homes. “Change begins at home” is a well-known mantra. By making a few small changes in our home, we can begin to see positive change happening to our larger home, the planet Earth.
Green construction will become the rule rather than the exception, as more and more ecological regulations and laws supervising the industrial sector are mandated. The cities of the future will be completely self-sustainable in terms of energy consumption, and architects will need to follow strict green design and construction criteria. As a matter of fact, most of the technology for environmental friendly construction already exists and it is only a question of time until we see it being implemented on a regular basis in home and building design.
General contractors too will need to reassess their approach to home improvement and remodeling, putting Eco-friendly concepts to use on every job they do. For instance, recycling of old materials from the job site is completely easy to do with huge benefits to the environment in terms of waste control and reduction. Builders and general contractors will need to change their mindset and educate themselves on green concepts to meet their customers’ growing demands.
Also environment friendly products are increasingly being used these days as it helps in reducing global warming and pollution. It is the responsibility of each & every individual to contribute towards making the environment clean and healthy. Make your contribution by going green and using eco-friendly products for building or renovating your home.There are many eco-friendly products in today’s market. Hard surface flooring such as Tile, Stone and Hardwood floors and all types of cleaners and sealers made of 100% eco-friendly materials. There are also special eco-friendly polishing pads for your granite stone and tile. To be honest, the list of green products is so extensive, not using them is simply being irresponsible. Do your part and choose green products, every time!
The industrial revolution that started 150 years ago brought advances but also marked the beginning of greater dangers to the environment. Now is the time to start using technologies that can work harmoniously with the wonderful world we live in without compromising our quality of life. Smart green design and construction is the way to go and general contractors and re-modelers as well as home owners are obligated to consider how to implement green construction technologies and products on every remodeling project, small or big!.
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