Choosing to build green saves energy. The low embodied energy of green products ensures that extraordinarily little energy went into their manufacture and production, with a direct reduction in carbon emissions. 1. Recycled Steel – Utilises steel already in existence for structural use in a home. 2. Straw bales have fantastic insulating properties. Straw bales are placed in walls, attics and ceilings. 3. Precast Concrete – concrete is a material that can be recycled, making it an appropriate choice for eco-friendly homes. 4. Reclaimed or recycled wood has much less of an environmental impact than harvesting new timber. 5. Plant-Based Polyurethane Rigid Foam – Rigid foam is often used as insulation material in building. It’s made from kelp, hemp and bamboo.

Just 5 examples of eco-friendly materials which can be used to construct our homes. Do you question how things are made? #earthday #eco #ecofriendly