8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Green Building MaterialsWhy Choose Green Building Materials

 

All it takes is a bit of effort and planning, and a proper local handyman to help you up a bit, if needed at all. But the most important part of this endeavor should be the choice of green building materials you should use for the home improvement. Why?

Let’s make a list:

1. Green materials use up less energy to be created, it requires less to be shipped to your location, and even lesser to be used.
2. Green materials have less emissions when manufactured, and there is barely any toxins in the final product, so you can sleep with the calming thought that you are not bringing in poison in your home.
3. Green materials last much longer. While most materials usually start to crumble after some period of time, green materials stay together for longer, and, when they do need replacement, they are recyclable, so you don’t have to worry about sending them to a big trash pile to emit CO2 when being burned.
4. Green materials are recycled themselves, so when buying, you don’t have to worry that you are taking from the environment. Their components are also reusable, so just send them for recycling anytime you are done with them.
5. Green materials can make use of renewable energy. There are quite a bit of renewable energy sources today, and people are learning to use them ever so efficiently. One of the ways of using them to the maximum effect is indeed surrounding yourself with green materials. This helps when accumulating solar or thermal energy, and they are a joy for the garden and biomass.
6. Green materials make for a better indoor environmental quality. Your home is safer, and healthier now that you have ridden it of all the polluting standard materials, and it is easier to refresh and keep fresh. Avoid your home becoming a sick building.
7. Green materials take away all the harmful effects of the environment to your life-cycle. This literally does mean a longer lifespan just because you made a smarter choice when renovating your home.
8. Green materials absorb all the toxic substances that cleaning products leave behind. All those chemicals in your cleaners have the nasty effect of leaving behind quite a number of toxins, which should make the surfaces you applied them to untouchable for a while. But green materials reduce or eliminate completely the toxic substances, making for a safer home.

These are just some of the reasons you should use the green building materials. Easier to replace or clean when doing home maintenance, they are also a better choice if you care for nature. When buying them, you stimulate the green material production market which will attract more recyclable materials and that means fewer emissions that add to pollution and climate change. So buy green, build green, and keep the environment safe. For more painting and decorating ideas: visit this website.

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15 thoughts on “8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Green Building Materials!”

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  2. Going green is essential since the damage has reached to almost irreversible state. If everyone starts to follow the green tips, it will help both the people and the environment. Thanks for the tips

    1. HI Natasha,
      You are quite welcome. I think it is vitally important that we all do our part to help our environment and thereby keeping it healthy and our bodies healthy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!

  3. All great reasons to go green when building! I would also add that it’s a smart choice from a financial perspective. A lot of people are concerned about the cost of building green upfront, but even if the initial investment is high, you can save a lot of money in the long-run. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Basil,
      Thank you for your compliments and I totally agree that it is a smart choice financially. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

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    This is really a good and informative post! We would love to build a “green” home. Going to bookmark this for when we move and either build or update a home.

    1. I am glad that my article was of help to you. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. I hope you soon are able to move and find your dream green home. Have a healthy, green sunshine filled day! Marla

  6. This is awesome! I love that there are so many different reasons to use green materials. My favorite point is that green materials have less emissions. This is one thing my parents watched our for while I was growing up, so it’s something I also notice and watch out for.

    1. Hi Saul,
      Glad you found my article useful and informative. Less emissions is a very important for our health and the environment. It is good to hear that your parents were conscious of this and concerned about your air quality and that you are still practicing that. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. Come back very soon and visit for updates every week. Have a healthy happy blessed day. Marla

  7. So interesting! I guess I never thought there were many green building materials. How do you know which ones are green and do they have them at a regular home supply house or do you have to go to a specialty store?

    1. Hi Matt,
      To know if they are green you have to do some research and check out the specifics of the products – some will have green certified seals on them. Before I buy any product I normally check it out whatever it is.
      Yes there are green products and products like recycled carpet and padding, drywall (many utilize recycled paper and post-industrial gypsum), insulation (recycled cotton, mineral wool), kitchen countertops, glass tiles, steel, and many types of flooring that are Eco-friendly and green – such as bamboo or cork-board flooring. Check out http://www.epa.gov/greenhomes/SmarterMaterialChoices.htm for lots of information about different green materials and what to look for (their are many links to guide you on green products and also check the internet for information on specific information on products.
      Even paint that is low or VOC is green and can be bought almost any where – I know we always buy ours at Sherwin Williams, but it has become a fairly common product at most home supply stores. Stains are a little harder to find that are truly green but I have found them on line at a specialty store at http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/All-Products/Paints-Coatings
      Depending on your local area some products are more readily available then others. If you know what you want and are looking for you can buy almost all of these items in stores some might be in specialty stores and other product you should be able to purchase at your Lowe’s or Home Depot or regular building supply store.
      I hope this was helpful.
      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy happy blessed day! Marla

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Thanks for your support and for nominated me on the Sisterhood of World Award. I truly appreciate it. If we want to change things in our world we all need to do our part and support each other and share our knowledge with the world in any way we can. Have a healthy happy blessed week. Marla

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