What are Green buildings?
Green Buildings are generally defined as the buildings which are eco-friendly & causing minimal environmental degradation using the renewable materials and renewable energy sources.
This is attained mainly by selection of construction materials of the renewable segment and local availability and designing are so done as to take maximum advantage of the renewable energy source like solar & wind, causing least damage to the environment.
Bamboo as building material
Bamboo makes an exemplary material to achieve the objectives since it is the most renewable material found on earth. It reaches its maturity within 4-5 years of its cultivation.Bamboo can grow everywhere and in almost any condition except Antarctica
Bamboo can grow everywhere and in almost any condition except Antarctica
Skills required for handling Bamboo
The skills required for initial processing near the sources are not so high & local people can be easily trained to work on Bamboo cutting, preservation & initial processing like silvering, mat making and later again in the construction of structures.Though for South East Asian countries & South American countries local wisdom for Bamboo Management is amazing.
Though for South East Asian countries & South American countries local wisdom for Bamboo Management is amazing.
The designing using Bamboo structures provides greater flexibility to use renewable energy applications like solar, wind etc
With more awareness & knowledge dissemination there is a possibility of making buildings for residential as well as business purpose using a major component of Bamboo and bamboo composites. Hence Bamboo Buildings qualify to be graded as “Green Buildings ” which tend to be ecological and environment-friendly systems with renewable materials.