Jun 042012

For people that are remodeling or building a new home you need to realize that you can turn your green living lifestyle into green building. Mainly because increasingly more individuals are searching for green building materials you will see that more businesses are actually creating green building products. Time was when becoming environmentally friendly meant recycling and growing your own food but at this point, these are things that impact your entire life. Building no longer has to be something that is bad for the planet and we will be speaking about how green building materials are able to help our world.

green building materialsOne thing you need to understand is the fact that the wood you can invest in for your home can in fact be done in a green way. One of the ways to do this is to make certain you are only buying lumber from a lumber company that plants trees to compensate for the trees they cut down.

You should understand that if you can find a lumber company that plants 2 or 3 trees for each and every tree they take, this is actually better than a lumber company that only plants one tree.

company that plants treesNow it is time to speak about the insulating material that you make use of in your home. The biggest issue with insulation is that they develop this product with formaldehyde and also fiberglass. As many of you almost certainly already know that just by touching this insulation you will get immediate skin irritation. One more thing you will find is that insulating material can also lead to cancer if you wind up breathing in the particles. But this is no longer a concern if you opt to make use of the new insulation which is available as it’s manufactured from recycled blue jeans. One thing you’ll find is that this insulation can end up being pricey which makes some people not want to use it. You must also comprehend that the benefits of this insulation are certainly worth the money.

insulation blue jeansPaint is yet another thing that is packed with chemicals and harmful toxins, but it is also something which is necessary in just about any home. There is a paint called “Green Planet Paint” that’s much better than conventional paints.

If you’re looking for a zero VOC paint you will recognize that this paint that is made from plant minerals and clay is your best option. The VOC’s which you find in traditional paints are from the petroleum base, but this paint does not use a petroleum base.

Green Planet PaintThe best things about using green building materials is that you will have the ability to help both our world as well as your health. One thing that the majority of people do not realize is that these little changes, while a bit more expensive, will be able to help the health of people  and also the  planet at the  same time.
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