Eco Building, or also known as green construction or sustainable building refers to a structure and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle. From the simple siting of a building, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.
Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating more eco structures, the common objective is that eco buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
▪ Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
▪ Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
▪ Reducing waste, pollution and enviromental degradation
These principles can transfer to the development of eco homes in a variety of ways which do not have to be complicated or expensive simply just given more thought. The aspirations of the end user is important to consider along with other factors such as location, design, materials and obviously cost.
econstruct has the overarching aim of designing and building homes for our generation, pushing the boundaries or the norm, looking outside the standard volume house builders criteria and creating living spaces which are not only sustainable but spaces of interest and spaces to inspire. The principles of eco building are not set in stone and can be altered to suit individuals wishes and aspirations of how they wish their living space to work. econstruct firmly believe that applying some of the basic principles into a well designed home is the route that this generation of house building should be taking on a mass market level not only for our generation but for our future generations benefit in considering the basic principles of sustainability.
econstruct have a number of options for eco building covering a diverse range of designs to suit the particular project with the ultimate aim of creating a self sustainable zero carbon build.