Sustainable Materials | Glass, Openings, Ceramic Tiles, Paints

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Although many recycling programmes include glass bottles, a high percentage ends in landfills. This is why recycling and reusing glass is a good way of reducing waste and landfills. At the same time you can get a durable and versatile material that can be used in many settings.

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Sustainable Finishes | Insulating Materials

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Sustainable building sets as main objective the reduction of energy consumption. Insulation is a key element in the design of sustainable building. A well insulated construction reduces energy bills by keeping warm in winter and cool in summer, and this in turn cuts down carbon emissions related to global climate change.

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Sustainable Finishes | Roof Coverings

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There are thousands of environmentally friendly materials available. With their colours and textures they offer a wide range of possibilities from where you can choose the aesthetic of the building. Chosen from the beginning, the different final components can shape the architecture and play the leading role throughout the complete building process. Sustainable buildings are no more regarded as cold and sober by common people. For many years, building technicians and professionals have been improving on the thousands of possibilities of the materials and making innovations in order to contribute to the ecological balance.

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Sustainable Finishes | Floors

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The materials for the construction have to be selected responsibly throughout the building process. Therefore, the finishes and the finishing touches, together with the materials that complete the building and make it possible, are very important for green building.

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Sustainable Materials | Other Materials

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The main renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials and their special features for construction. The implementation possibilities of the materials and the options they offer.

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Sustainable Materials | Wood

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The main renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials and their special features for construction. The implementation possibilities of the materials and the options they offer.

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Sustainable Materials | Metals

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The main renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials and their special features for construction. The implementation possibilities of the materials and the options they offer.

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Green Building

Fuente: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2011/02/04/casa-en-north-bend-johnston-architects/011-casa-en-north-bend/

Our professional practice everyday requires us to be aware of the environmental changes that have been taking place during the last years. Although nature has become more unpredictable due to the human impact on the planet, architecture acts as an awareness-raising link that encourages and promotes the way of life that the world population should adopt in order to protect the natural environment in which we carry out our everyday activities.

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