Ecological construction is one of those terms whose popularity is growing each and every day. It implies a type of construction during which care is taken about the materials used, their transport, their impact on human health and environment, but also used human and material resources, and finally, the recycling of products after their lifespan ends. In other words, it involves the use of materials and processes that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible throughout the lifetime of the building, and is therefore also called green building.
Despite the benefits and more common presence worldwide, the potential of this type of construction is still insufficiently used in our geography. That is why we bring you several benefits of this construction type.
Lower maintenance costs
Buildings built on ecological construction principles contain unique characteristics, which ensure the efficient use of resources such as water and energy. This can be reflected, for example, through the strategic use of daylight, as it then reduces the amount of energy used for lighting. By using these resources, users can significantly save on energy bills.
Improves the quality of the indoor environment
By the quality of the indoor environment, we mean the impact of the building’s conditions, such as lighting, air quality, or thermal conditions, on the users of the building. Similar effects are achieved by implementing energy efficiency measures, such as reducing the use of materials that can emit hazardous elements. Ultimately, facilities with a good indoor environment quality improve comfort for users of the building, while protecting their health, reducing stress, and improving the overall quality of life.
Reduction of water consumption
Efficient use of water means using this resource to contribute to water savings and ensure the supply of clean water to future generations. Ecological construction enables using alternative water sources, such as rainwater, by setting up efficient water supply installations and reducing the load on common water resources by installing a system that purifies water and enables its recycling. In this way, water waste can be significantly reduced.
One of the most important benefits that ecological construction offers are those for our climate and natural environment. Green buildings can reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts by the decreasing the usage of water, energy, or natural resources. At the same time, in many cases, it can also have a positive environmental impact by creating its own energy or increasing biodiversity.
Ecological construction certainly has numerous benefits, but it is important to note that this concept is not based on only 2-3 principles, but that its core opens up a wide range of options and possibilities. All of them indeed lead to the same goal: creating a safe and healthy home for humankind.