When it comes to building materials, more and more people are making the decision to go green. Choosing eco-friendly building materials to either build a new home or revamp the one you already have leaves less of an impact on the planet because green building materials are either highly renewable or they're recycled. With no need to manufacture them, they don't contribute to pollution, and they cost much less, too. If you're looking for green building material choices for your next construction project, featured here are 10 options for your consideration.
Wood is a great building material for green construction--especially when wood scraps are used or the wood was grown and harvested using environmentally-sound, certified practices. Wood is an energy efficient material, and it can be used to build solid framework, as flooring, or to side a home.
Straw bales are becoming increasingly popular in green construction because they make excellent insulators. Due to its density, air is unable to penetrate straw bales, making it soundproof and fireproof all at the same (Read More....)