Why choose an eco-construction?

An Eco-building is a building that was designed to minimize its impact on the environment. This can be achieved in many ways;

The durability of the materials is built fromEnergy EfficiencyImpact on the environment for demolition of the building

Sustainability of materials

An eco-building should be constructed from materials which clearly of how responsible and, if possible, renewable source. Thus, we have to think where the materials come from and if they can be replaced.

Some materials traditionally used, such as stone is clearly naturally - but not immediately renewable - and are obvious on the environment when the extract.

Bricks are made of naturally occurring clay, but even after having a clear impact in the extraction of clay and a less known impact through the fluorine bi-produit which is a very reactive element, which is dangerous for humans.

Many options - but the only truly sustainable, renewable and natural construction material is wood. Wood has been used in the construction for centuries and of ancient wooden buildings are in the world: particularly in the Scandinavian countries.

Using the wood in your green building, not only in the building, but for internal and external walls so you can be confident in a truly sustainable building envelope.

Search for FSC certification and PEFC confirm sustainable procurement.

Energy efficiency

As the cost of energy increases and potential shortages shoot in the future, an eco-construction ensure that energy consumption is reduced to a minimum to reduce costs permanent and, if possible, dependency.

High levels of insulation are a must: "U" of your new building values should be checked to ensure that the lost energy is being minimized. The values of "U" will often appear against the various elements of the building like Windows, floors of cassette or walls. Make sure that there is no weak point. If you selected a building wood as the MPL (Machine profile Log) and then low values "U" as 0. 16W / M2K for the roof and Windows potentially as low as 1. 0W / M2K will be an obvious attraction.

Good natural light has several advantages: financially it will lower energy bills, but more important are the personal benefits as the light of the Sun not only improves the mood but general health and well-being and is proven to kill microbes in the building and furniture. Your eco-construction should give opportunities for Sun-tubes and lights to help increase natural light, especially in the corridors of the roof.

Ventilation is also an important factor in your new eco-construction. Avoid expensive cooling systems and to ensure that there is a passive adequate ventilation. These simple options that the opening of thd Windows and roof lights operated by electronic means can help ensure that there is good air flow. Make a right choice of materials sustainable wood log walling ie: wood is able to better regulate the humidity as artificial materials and does not retain any electro-static charge. It is advantage particularly allergic people representing approximately 1: 4 population.

Forget step-isolation works in both sense keep the summer heat off and winter heat in!

Impact on the environment after demolition

According to the choice of the building of sustainable life expectancy will vary. A building wood MPL will last well beyond 80 years. Larch single siding will be 60-80 years without treatment. Finally, almost all buildings end of their life, whether by the degradation of the progress of the construction and design materials making them obsolete. You must ensure that your new eco-building will not be a burden for the next generation.

Verify that the materials offer a reasonable option for recycling. Brick and block may be overwritten for hardcore on other building projects - but it tends to occur on larger sites, otherwise it is potential discharge, as it's expensive to transport. Steel and glass can be repetitive and re-made, but it is likely to be only a small element of the construction. Demolition plaster almost always ends up in landfills. Wood is 100% recyclable and at the very least will always be demand for fuel: a market in full growth and some to be necessary even when the building itself is no longer.

When you search for an eco-construction, locate a wooden building. Wood is the only natural construction product that is traditional, sustainable and renewable. A Cabinco MPL wooden buildings are energy efficient, ecological and economic. For more information, visit our website at http://cabinco.co.uk/.