Green Construction is the newest trend in home building

May 29, 2011

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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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Use eco friendly products for a healthier home

March 25, 2010

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A number of people complain of dizziness, breathlessness and general uneasiness while using a cleaning solvent. One of the primary causes for this could be due to the harmful chemicals that are present in cleaning solutions used by you. Apart from such short term effects, harmful chemicals in traditional cleaning solutions are known to cause serious conditions such as cancer.

Ammonia, Chlorine Bleach, Phosphates and Sodium Hydroxide are some of the chemicals that are found in cleaning solutions. These chemicals are not only harmful to humans, but cause severe damage to the environment as well. It is for this reason that you are recommended to use eco friendly cleaning solutions instead of traditional ones that contain harmful chemicals.

A number of eco friendly solutions are available in the market these days; however, it is important to carefully analyze their constituents in order to be sure of their eco friendly nature. A few things that you should consider while selecting an eco friendly cleaning solution include their pH levels, level of solvents and their biodegradable nature. Cleaning solutions that have pH levels of either more than 7 or less than 7 are considered to be highly corrosive; therefore, you should look  for a cleaning solution that has a neutral pH level. Solvents such as PGEs (Propylene Glycol Ethers) and EGEs (Ethylene glycol ethers) are also considered to be harmful and should be avoided in a cleaning solution. Finally, it is important to consider the biodegradable nature of your cleaning solution to ensure that it does not harm the environment.

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Use of eco friendly cleaning solutions will benefit you & your family by reducing the risk of allergies as well as  toxins. Children and the elderly are generally more prone to allergies that are caused by chemicals found in cleaning solutions. Bleaches, phosphates and perfumes found in most cleaning agents are known to cause severe allergies. It is important to realize this correlation between allergies and such chemicals, and to reduce the use of these harmful chemicals by purchasing eco friendly cleaning solutions.

Most of the traditional cleaning solutions contain toxins that can cause severe conditions such as cancer and respiratory problems. Such solutions, when sprayed or applied to the surface, pose a risk of inhalation, and severe medical conditions in the future. In order to ensure that your house stays free of such toxins, an ideal solution is to phase out the use of traditional cleaning solutions and replace them with eco friendly ones.

Not only are eco friendly products safe for humans and for the environment, their eco friendly nature enhances their cleaning capacity. Such solutions contain effective alkaline formula to ensure that they are safe as well as effective to use on all kinds of stones and tiles. With the numerous benefits of green cleaning solutions becoming apparent, more & more people are opting for the green way of cleaning their house. You too can eliminate the source of toxins and allergens in your house by replacing your traditional cleaning solvents with eco friendly ones.

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