Eco-friendly Materials | Green Building | Supply & Install
Global construction market is talking about going green today, demand of green building material is arising now. This is also due to the incentives provided by construction council, government, income tax authority to reward developer to build more green building. Hence, eco-friendly building materials are getting more popularity, therefore increase the number of eco-friendly building materials supplier in Malaysia. At the same time, eco-friendly materials supplier in Malaysia also come out with many innovations in many applications for building.
First thing normally eco-friendly building material has to meet is that, it increases overall energy efficiency of the building, putting aside the effect of purely architectural design. Energy efficiency building has wide coverage, including roof, wall, slab to other interior products. For example, roof insulation materials against sunlight, lightweight slab to reduce the structural materials usage and cost.
In addition, when green building material authority certifying these materials as eco-friendly and allocate higher rating point, few points will be evaluated such as the raw material’s renewability, production’s pollution level. For example, some raw materials may not be renewable and the regrowth is not possible like tree’s timber. In some circumstances, the growth of such raw materials might also leads to adverse impact on the environment. Furthermore, green building materials certifier also does not allow the production process and method of such building materials that might cause pollution or involves complicated high energy consumption.
A very good example of materials that are not green but necessary is stone quarrying, without a proper planning, hill can be eroded and risking the biodiversity of the river (if linked to) or damaging the building nearby. However, one of the most common eco-friendly building materials in Malaysia is bamboo without any doubt. Bamboo’s growth is fast, easy to harvest and further processed into building material, minimal damage can be brought by its planting, reaping, production and even its waste is biodegradable and reusable.
Let us get into details on more criteria of eco-friendly material source, for example, the usability of waste from its harvesting, production or throughout the lifespan of the material. For example, most of the agricultural-based materials such as wooden door, bagasse board. At the same time, construction industry players who already long enough in the field do also know that paints are not healthy originally; but due to the emerging needs of healthier and greener building materials, paints nowadays are mostly having low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emission to the air that reduce the air pollution.