Eco Building Solutions (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the contractor, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. The Eco Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.
Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
A similar concept is natural building, which is usually on a smaller scale and tends to focus on the use of natural materials that are available locally. Other related topics include sustainable design and green architecture. Sustainability may be defined as meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Eco Building Constructions principles can easily be applied to retrofit work as well as new construction.
In the current global context, where building management is responsible for a large part of energy consuption, and greenhouse gas emissions, is necessary solve environmental and economic problems with high energy efficiency building constructions.
Environmental issues and the resulting regulations lead to research in the field of building applications towards the use of more sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
Wood and wood-based products have characteristics that make them in line with the new enviromental perspective. Wood has played a significant role in the building industry in all the hystorical epochs and according to the geographic, climatic, economic and cultural, its use has always been reinterpreted in different ways.
Our widespread wood construction systems, such as the Cross Laminated Timber (XLAM), Solid Timber or the Platform Frame, are based on a high degree of factory prefabrication, enabling rapid consequent reduction in construction times.
To make wood sustainable ed eco-friendly constructive material, itìs necessary a rational use od resources, proper forest management, use of non-toxic adhesives and solvent, and appropriate assembly methods are required.
Furthermore, wood systems guarantee excellent sismic behavior due to their lightness and to the high ductility of well-designed metal connections. Into the stratigraphy of sustainable wood-buildings, high energy efficiency performance can be achieved by pointing out to both low thermal conductivity and use of natural insulating instead of synthetic ones.
Wood construction solutions allow for a high degree of prefabrication. They allow shortens building times considerably while always maintaining high quality. Intelligent combinations of wood solutions and conventional building materials such as steel and glass can result in cost efficient hybrid solutions, which combine the advantages of traditional materials with the merits of wood construction.
The light weight of wooden constructions is another considerable advantage which ca be used for example, in the case of an extension of a building over an existing structure. Thanks to specific treatments of wood products, the structures maintains good quality for many years and do not require maintenace. Wood is an exceptional insulator; this means less energy 'leakage' from a building.
If you want the warm(or coolness) remain in your building, and you want to spend less money on heating (or cooling), wood is a good alternative to brick, concrete or stone. Wood construction are quick to build. People like quick inexpensive results, and that' s exactly what wood can offer. We can construct 100 mq wooden house on site within 7 days.
When compared with brick, stone or concrete, wood construction certainly do save time, and inherently with that come saving in labour and money. This is expecially applicable in harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow and icy conditions, where wood construction can continue without hindrance. Wood-framed buildings enalble easy modifications during and after the building process and it's becaus of the easy, versatility and cost effectiveness which makes it such as popular.