Many architects and builders have received recognition in building green-however, questions are always being addressed what signals a truly green building. Is it the products that suggest a building is green or the way the products are used in the construction application? As we evolve with respect to any type of building green, the answer to the questions will eventually come to us. It is a continual work-in-progress. For now, however building green can fall under six criteria, each can be dissected as much as reasonably possible. The broad-brush criteria however is listed below with regard to building green.
Areas where you will be building green include:
1. Using products comprised of salvaged, recycled and agricultural waste;
2. Using products in construction made from our natural resources;
3. Using products that provide toxic wastes in manufacture;
4. Using products that substantially reduce the impact on the environment during the construction phase; renovation of existing buildings or during demolition.
5. Installing products that substantially save water or energy; and,
6. Products that making living inside more healthy.
Builders and architects who make a practice of building
Another example of a product that may be used in building green is straw particleboard. The reason straw particleboard is considered a significant green-inspired product is due to the fact it is free from off gassing with respect to formaldehyde; and it is manufactured out of agri-waste.
Products you can reuse generally qualify as more green than recyclable raw materials. Examples of reusable items include plumbing hardware, mill work, framing, and bricks. All of these items may be classified as salvage.
Also post-recycle consumer products are considered more
Although not as significant as post-recyclable consumer products the following pre-consumer products may be considered building
Products that are considered building
In summary, products that offer the least impact as to harming the environment during production as well as within the construction generally are considered green-friendly.