Once you stick to the idea of building an eco-friendly home, you need to roll up your sleeves and be prepared for lots of hard work. For creating a green building and design, you have to consider multiple things like—

  • What materials to use?
  • What type of construction techniques to adopt?
  • How can you bring more sustainability to your building, and much more.  

There is so much planning and strategy that goes into green building and design that you should get all the help you can get! Today, we are going to throw some light on some cool green building construction ideas that can help you a lot. 

Use Clay Plaster

The foremost step that you can take towards your green building and design would be using clay plaster instead of synthetic plaster. The clay plaster has numerous benefits, such as reducing the exposure of electromagnetic radiation, 100% natural and toxin-free walls, and balances the inner environment with proper humidity and cool air. 

Furthermore, the rough and sturdy texture is offered by clay plaster, which can give an old and rustic charm to your walls. More importantly, clay plaster is going to cost far less than plastic plaster treatment. If you want to connect with nature, it is time to splash some clay on your house. 

Tadelakt in your Bathroom 

Tadelakt is a traditional plaster technique in which Moroccon lime-based plaster is used to coat your walls. This technique was prominently used in Roman Empire baths and aqueducts. Today, the Tadelakt technique is used by modern style green building and design to gain breathable and waterproof plaster for bathrooms. 

This technique is very complicated to seal the plaster pores and smoother surface—two different types of gemstones are used. But, the end product of all the hard work is very satisfactory and gorgeous. 

For a stylish, colorful, and waterproof plaster, you should definitely try the tadelakt technique in your home. 

Paint Naturally 

Next, you should not buy synthetic paint from your local hardware shop to paint your home. Instead, you should use flax oil paint made from natural materials like eggs, flax oil, water, and numerous natural pigments such as cooking oil and natural color extractors. 

It might sound a bit weird to paint your walls with eggs and other cooking materials, but you won’t realize anything different once the paint has dried off and your walls look fabulous. Additionally, natural paints are available in different varieties, such as pigmented natural wax blends, pigmented flax soaps, and more. 

Sustainable Wood

Wood is one of the vital construction components that harms nature the most. Therefore, while building your green home, you have to pick timber very carefully based on two things:

Always buy Forest Stewardship Council wood that means the wood has been acquired with care—in a way that supports the forest. Inquire your Timber supplier about it before making a choice.

Noteworthily, if you can use reclaimed wood in the construction, that would be awesome. 

Insulated Walls

This might be a pretty expensive green construction task to build insulated walls to keep your home cool without air conditioners. However, there are some affordable methods available, like styrofoam ceilings. 

If you have large land space, you can leave room between wall blocks for proper ventilation and insulation. For the second floor, you can use cellulose made of recycled paper to enhance the insulation power of your home. If you follow all the insulation wall instructions during the construction process, you have to invest in heating and cooling systems, which will save you lots of money in the long run. 

The green building and design planning are actually fun—if you really care for the environment. You can try numerous new techniques and materials to build your home, which will make your place standard in your neighborhood. 

To get consultation about green building construction, you can contact the Green Building Initiative team and build your green home today!