Properties of eco-friendly materials

Environmentally-friendly building materials are those that provide appropriate service and lifespan, with minimum maintenance, while minimizing the extraction of raw materials, the pollution from, and energy consumed by manufacturing and use, and that have the maximum potential for reuse or resource recovery.

There are properties of eco-friendly materials are :

  • Local availability
  • Renewable source -Rapidly renewable sources: e.g. wood from certified forests
  • Biodegradable
  • Reuse of waste product- Salvaged products: e.g. old plumbing, door frames
  • Reuse recycle
  • Aids energy efficiency in building
  • Reduction in air, land and water pollution- Air Pollution Use of materials with low VOC emissions e.g. Cement Paints
  • Durability and lifespan

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