Eco-friendly materials used in construction


“products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose”.

A material by itself can be eco-friendly, e.g. Bamboo.

Materials can be eco-friendly also if they can assist in reduction of the energy used in the building during operation, and maintenance.

It is difficult to get a material that has all these properties, and it thus becomes a comparative assessment to identify eco-friendly materials.

Following are the eco – friendly materials

  • Stone Dust
  • Calcium silicate boards
  • Precast cement concrete blocks
  • Cellular lightweight concrete blocks
  • Compressed stabilized earth blocks
  • Sun-dried bricks
  • Clay roofing tiles
  • Cement paint
  • Acrylic based chemical admixtures for waterproofing corrosion removal, rust prevention etc.
  • Epoxy resin system, adhesives, and admixtures
  • Ferro-cement panels for door windows shutters
  • Ferro-cement roofing channels
  • Fly-ash paver blocks
  • Fly-ash bricks
  • Gypsum block, tiles, and boards
  • Micro-concrete roofing tiles
  • Polymerized waterproof compound
  • Portland pozzolana cement flash
  • Concrete with coal ash

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