Sustainable Building Materials
With the growing threat of climate change and global warming, sustainability is more important than ever. As a result of this, all industries, including construction, are implementing more “green” and eco-friendly measures in order to reduce the impact on the environment.
At Pasquill, we prioritise sustainable construction and seek to use sustainable building materials for all of our products and projects.
Find out more about sustainable construction and the benefits of sustainable building design in this informative guide.
What is Sustainable Construction?
Sustainable construction can be defined as the development of “green” buildings in which the design, materials and construction of these structures are in accordance with efforts to preserve the environment.
Thus, sustainable building design can effectively help to reduce negative impacts on the environment and improve the state of our climate, ultimately enhancing our quality of life.
There are plenty of features that can contribute to sustainable building design.
- Energy efficient measures and the use of sustainable building materials that will raise building EPC ratings.
- The use of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, wind turbines and heat pumps
- Water efficiency and the sustainable use of other resources
- Measures to help reduce pollution and waste
- Measures to boost eco-friendliness such as reuse and recycling
- Efforts to increase indoor air quality
- The utilising of sustainable construction materials which are non-toxic and ethical
- Complete consideration of the building’s potential impact on the environment, reviewing the structure’s design, construction and operation.
- A consideration of the occupants’ quality of life whilst in the building
- A design that is adaptable to the ever changing needs of both the environment and the occupant.
What are the Benefits of Sustainable Building?
There are a number of benefits of sustainable construction and using sustainable building materials. The most apparent advantages of using sustainable construction materials are:
1. Ecofriendliness – The use of sustainable building materials will help to make housing more energy-efficient. For example, renewable energy sources and recycling processes can help to reduce the use of carbon heavy fossil fuels and also lead to waste reduction. These improvements can effectively help to combat threats to the environment such as climate change and global warming, enabling us to preserve the environment by reducing the use of damaging materials.
2. Cost-saving – Enhancing the levels of energy efficiency within housing can help to significantly reduce the cost of utilities such as energy and water. Additionally, by encouraging reuse and recycling measures, sustainable construction can help to cut costs even further.
3. Improved way of life – By prioritising eco-friendliness and energy efficiency, sustainable construction promotes a better way of life for all. Not only can the use of sustainable building materials help the environment, but it also brings a number of long term advantages to the occupant – from improved financial circumstances due to cost savings to improved indoor air quality and heating conditions. Plus, making sustainable decisions can bring great peace of mind.
Interested in sustainable construction and sustainable building design? Get in touch with the housing experts at Pasquill today.
Pasquill’s Sustainable Building Materials
At Pasquill, we champion sustainable construction and sustainable building design. We believe that sustainable building materials are the way forward, and we aim to provide construction services with the tools they need to successfully develop green buildings.
All of our roof trusses, I-beams and posi-joists are manufactured from sustainable building materials such as timber. We also specialise in the production of timber frame extension kits. Timber is recognised as a sustainable construction material which has a low environmental impact throughout its production and life cycle – that’s if it is sustainably sourced.
Our products come equipped with a PEFC™/FSC® certified chain of custody, which means that they originate from independently verified, legal and sustainable sources. With this certification, you can effectively evidence the journey that your timber products take, from the forest to you.
Our goal is to facilitate sustainability in roof solutions. All of our trusses, I-beam and posi-joists meet the following criteria:
- Certified to quality assurance standards, this includes ISO14001.
- Have valid Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)
- All designs adhere to the current standards for structural timber.
- Fully compliant with the EU Timber Regulations
Interested in building a green building with sustainable construction materials? Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your sustainable building design. You can also take a look at our Roof Solutions page to get more information about our sustainable building products and services.
Whether you want to sustainably construct a house, school or office, our expert construction team can provide you with the sustainable building materials you need to successfully build your green building.