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Truths and Myths about Green Building Materials

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

Separating fact from fiction for green building materials

Many construction companies are going green and seeking out sustainable, renewable resources to use in their commercial projects. That’s because their clients have come to understand that that planet is impacted by construction choices. Still, some companies think that using green building materials are too expensive, and ultimately not worth the effort.

If that’s you, here are a few things to keep in mind for your next building project if you are using green building materials.

Cost Considerations

First and foremost, there is no evidence that green building materials lead to higher construction costs. While innovative materials and products may initially seem costly, there is no significant difference in the total costs of conventional building projects and green building projects.

Reduced Energy Use

Even more important, using eco-friendly building materials reduce energy costs. An interesting fact is buildings account for about half of all energy use in the nation, and green building techniques have been proven to significantly lower demand for energy by requiring less power for cooling and heating.

Style and Beauty

Eco-friendly building materials can be aesthetically pleasing, too! Today’s construction market has come to include many beautiful, sustainable green building products, such as solid bamboo poles and eucalyptus poles. There was a time when many green construction projects only lent themselves to modern design, but now, whatever your style, you can find an eco-friendly product that looks right for your space.

A few more resources about green building materials:

We hope it has helped you look at the benefits of using environmentally friendly resources with a new eye.

amaZulu, Inc. is proud to offer natural, sustainable building materials for your zoo, resort or theme park construction projects.  Take the initiative and contact us at 877-243-5309 or fill out our contact form below.  One of our design consultants will contact you and walk you through the process.

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