Have you ever seen people seen workers working on delineators a few years ago and compared the same with the way they are working on these projects today? You certainly will be able to come across quite a few changes — the most significant change perhaps in the field of technology.
Today, you can see workers making use of technology in the actual work area and also as far as the peripheral support activities are concerned. These include reporting of attendance, submitting expenses, submitting progress reports, and much more.
Further, technology could also come in hand whenever there is a need to look for solutions that are green and environment-friendly. We will be looking at five such construction technologies that are used in green building plans.
1. Use Of Solar Power
Solar power is being used more commonly and regular as a sustainable source of energy in today’s construction industries and projects. They come in handy in two ways. The first one pertains to active solar power, and the next one is with regard to solar energy that is passive in nature.
Active solar power uses the functional solar system. They have the capacity to absorb the radiation of the sun, and they could help in catering to the needs of electricity and heating purposes. Further, they also could come in handy as far as the use of electricity or gas is concerned.
However, there is no doubt that the upfront installation costs are quite high, but from the long term perspective, it could save thousands of dollars on bills. More importantly, it could help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that often come from non-renewable sources of energy, such as fossil fuels.
When we talk about passive solar power, we talk about using sun rays for warming homes by placing windows strategically and also by making better heat-absorbing surfaces and solutions. The windows can let in energy, and the heat that is absorbed could reduce the need for warming a house during winter seasons.
2. Biodegradable Materials
The use of biodegradable materials is another means of making construction green and also sustainable. Most of the construction methods that are being used traditionally lead to the build-up of toxic chemicals and also lead to the accumulation of waste products. These buildups take hundreds of years to become degraded.
Even when they deteriorate, they cause immense harm to damage and contaminate the environment very severely. On the other hand, when we choose biodegradable materials, including organic paints, we can reduce the negative impacts they have on the environment.
They can easily be broken down and will not release toxins. The materials that are used for making walls, foundations, and insulators could also be green in nature and eco-friendly.
3. Green Insulation
Insulations are very important for any building construction. Insulators are wall filters, and not many people are aware of this. Hence, they can be made from cheap, cost-effective, and green materials.
The use of green insulation materials is not only profitable but also very sustainable in the long term. They make use of used and old materials like newspaper and denim. They, in fact, make use of recycled materials for the purpose of lining the walls.
4. Use Of Smart Appliances
There is no doubt that commercial buildings and homes are the biggest culprits when it comes to consuming the world’s energy. Hence, there is a shift towards smart appliances, and this is an overall part of sustainable construction technologies.
The main objective is to install energy-saving appliances that are also self-sufficient. These include refrigerators, Smart Grid Dishwashers, washing machines, geysers, heating systems, and much more. The main aim of these technologies is to ensure movement towards energy homes that could be classified as zero-energy establishments.
5. Cool Roofs
Finally, cool roofs could also be classified under green design technologies. Their main objective is to reflect heat and sunlight away. They help in keeping buildings and homes at the right room temperature.
They do this by bringing down thermal emission and heat absorption. The designs also make use of eco-friendly reflective pains and also individual tiles that can absorb less heat and also reflect away almost the entire solar radiation.
Hence, whether it is making of simple delineators or other such construction going green is no longer becoming a fad. It is becoming severe stuff because not going green will have disastrous consequences for the entire world.