Eco-Friendly Homes as the Future of Sustainable Housing
Building an eco-friendly home for your family comes with numerous advantages. In addition to its environmental benefits by reducing carbon emissions, these homes are considerably more cost and energy efficient compared to conventional houses.
According to recent studies, 37% of total global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are actually caused by construction industries. With this, professionals working in the construction industry opted to transition to sustainable construction through alternative building systems and renewable green technology.
Learn more about the benefits of having “eco-friendly homes” and why you should invest in these types of properties in the future.
Cost and Energy Efficient
Based on the latest energy report, the Philippines is among the highest in Asia. Due to global energy market instability, people are now at risk of paying even more for power supplies. For this reason, more and more people are looking for ways to cut down on their costs.
Some even commit to using solar panels to utilize energy from the sun or design properties with windows that let in as much natural light as possible. This approach helps to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability.
In addition, by utilizing a renewable, locally sourced, and readily available material, it can significantly reduce construction costs compared to traditional building materials.
Eco-friendly are built using sustainable materials, and bamboo is commonly used as an example. Bamboo is highly sustainable due to its rapid growth, making it easily accessible and cost-effective compared to other building materials. Its abundance contributes to a reduced market price, making it an affordable house construction choice. Additionally, when properly maintained, bamboo structures demonstrate remarkable resilience against natural disasters such as earthquakes and strong winds. This inherent strength minimizes the need for frequent repairs or reconstruction, providing added durability and stability to the construction.
Better Air Quality
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Household air pollution exposure has been linked to various noncommunicable diseases, including stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. By being in an eco-friendly home, you can prevent this from happening. You can live in a healthier space by utilizing green resources and transitioning to sustainable materials.
For someone who is living in an eco-friendly home, it inspires you to live a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re a fan of walking or cycling instead of using a car, these activities do good for your overall health and well-being. This is why many people all over the world have been starting to live sustainably as well.
Increase In Property Value
With the rise of sustainable housing, eco-friendly homes have gained significant value compared to conventional houses. Living in eco-friendly homes is not just cost-efficient, but also a smart and sustainable investment.
Base Bahay Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable housing has always emphasized the importance of quality design and mindful engineering in its developments.
Base Bahay Foundation, Inc (BASE) is the pioneer of Cement-Bamboo Framework in the Philippines. BASE builds affordable and disaster-resilient structures using bamboo-based technology. Through continuous research in the Base Innovation Center (BIC), BASE is optimizing the technology and looking for new applications outside its standard model. BASE also offers training courses under its Bamboo Academy program to share the alternative building technologies and provide further knowledge on bamboo construction. Learn more about BASE projects and initiatives!