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23 Different Green Building Materials

Green Building

Green Building

The aim of using green building materials is to construct energy-efficient structures and to build those structures one should be aware of different green building materials, their properties and how they contribute into saving energy.

Green Building Materials used in Construction

Following is the list of Green building materials used in construction :

  1. Earthen Materials
  2. Wood
  3. Bamboo
  4. SIPs
  5. Insulated Concrete Forms
  6. Cordwood
  7. Straw Bale
  8. Earth Bags
  9. Slate/ Stone Roofing
  10. Steel
  11. Thatch
  12. Composites
  13. Natural Fiber
  14. Polyurethane
  15. Fiber Glass
  16. Cellulose
  17. Cork
  18. Polystyrene and isocyanurate
  19. Natural Clay
  20. Non- VOC paints
  21. Natural Fiber Floor
  22. Fiber Cement
  23. Stone

1. Earthen Materials

Fig 1: Adobe made Structure

2. Engineered Wood

Fig 2: Engineered Wood Board over Solid Wood Board

3. Bamboo

Fig 3: Bamboo Structure

4. SIPs

Fig 4: Structural Insulated Panel (SIP)

5. Insulated Concrete Forms

Fig 5: Insulated Concrete Forms

6. Cordwood

Fig 6: Cordwood Wall

7. Straw Bale

Fig 7: Straw Bale Wall

8. Earth Bags

Fig 8: Earth Bag Walls

9. Slate Roofing

Fig 9: Slate Roofing

10. Steel

Fig 10: Steel Roofing

11. Thatch

Fig 11: Thatch Roofing

12. Composites

Fig 12: Composite Roof Panels

13. Natural Fiber

Fig 13: Cotton Insulation

14. Polyurethane

Fig 14: Polyurethane Foam Spray

15. Fiberglass

Fig 15: Fibreglass batt

16. Cellulose

Fig 16: Installing Cellulose Insulation

17. Cork

Fig 17: Installing Cork Boards

18. Polystyrene and isocyanurate

Fig 18: Installation of Polystyrene Foam Sheets

19. Natural Clay

Fig 19: Natural Clay Plastered Wall

20. Non-VOC paints

Fig 20: Non-VOC Paint

21. Natural Fiber Floor

Fig 21: Natural Fiber Flooring Rugs

22. Fiber Cement

Fig 22: Exterior Siding with Fiber Cement Boards

23. Stone

Fig 23: Natural Stone Wall
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