Houses play a significant role in our daily lives. They affect our physical health and mental well-being because they are places where we work, learn, live, and rest.
On the other hand, they have a direct influence on the environment due to the absorption of about 40% of total energy consumption in the United States and emitting 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EIA.
In recent times, buildings are being constructed to be more viable in the long term, eco-friendly, and smarter to combat the massive strain on our resource base. These constructions, commonly referred to as ‘green buildings’ are constructed using resource-efficient methods and incorporate elements such as recyclable materials, renewable resources, green roof systems, better acoustics, clean indoor air quality, and biophilic spaces.
This has several environmental and economic benefits, including a 25% reduction in energy consumption and a 20% reduction in maintenance expenses. Other benefits to humans inherent in green buildings include improved well-being, satisfaction, commitment, and productivity because these buildings are healthier, cleaner, and greener in their composition.
Green buildings, according to research, help to improve our indoor settings, resulting in improved levels of pleasure, well-being, and productivity for people. Apart from environmental action, these cognitive benefits increase our livelihoods, resulting in happier and more lucrative enterprises.
Green building remains a popular building trend and as the cost of sustainable building materials and products continues to fall, it will not only be cost-efficient to build, but also the most effective option for resolving our environmental and health problems.