Construction Technology

Building Technology

Green Materials

Green design involves finding the delicate balance between the built and the sustainable environment. The residence of our clients are designed around the principles of leaving a lighter footprint on the environment through conservation of resources, while at the same time balancing energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance products for our construction needs.

Materials

The choice of materials is reflected on the criteria that falls under major Green solutions which seek to emulate pre-development site conditions even after construction. (Mud, brick, lime, granite, bamboo, timber, mango, casuarinas.)

  • Local Availability: All the materials used during construction are derived from the site or within 500 miles from the site. Each step of the journey burns transportation fuel. Cutting down on the travel distance, however, greatly lessens the product’s environmental impact. This creates a much smaller carbon footprint for the materials. Carbon Control Low carbon emission: Materials that release very little or no carbon at all during their lifetime are used for construction to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building.
  • Carbon sequestration: Carbon sequestration is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Materials that store carbon such as Timber, Casuarina and Bamboo are used effectively to equalize the carbon footprint generated by the building and during the process of constructing it.
  • Reused and Reusable Materials taken from old buildings especially wood and Mangalore tiles are used as they are avoiding further processing which is commonly executed. This greatly contributes to the benefit of decreasing resources and save time, money and energy which is otherwise incurred. Reusable materials such as Bamboo, Mud are also used for the benefit of reusability for new construction building if required.
  • Cost Efficient: By the clever use of reused and locally available materials a large amount of production, manufacture and transport cost is cut down along with other expenses incurred while using ‘new’ materials.


  • Tags

    TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY      Architecture      LAURIE BAKER CENTRE      INTERNSHIP      News-Articles-Blog      COSTFORD Publications      COSTFORD HISTORY      Organisation      Leaders      Aims & objectives      EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES      Local Level Development and Planning      ADVOCACY      COSTFORD Philosophy      LAURIE BAKER OFFICIAL SITE      Career center      Frequently asked question      COSTFORD Photo gallery      COSTFORD Head Office      Advocacy      HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT      Consultancy      Human Resource Development     
    LIFE HISTORY OF LAURIE BAKER      How to build with us      Laurie Baker Videos      Sthree Shakthi Kendram      Karimadom Colony      Biogas Plant in Karimadom      Rain water harvesting      Casurina pole treatment      Casurina treatment      Bamboo treatment      Mud      Half Brick Wall      Built in Furniture      Mud Construction      Flooring      Bamboo Construction      Lintel      Rubble Masonry      Frameless Doors and Windows      Filler Slab      Jalli Wall      Construction Technology      Rat-trap Bond      Mud Plaster      Mud mortar      Green Materials      Activities      Research and Development      Studies relating to Society      Dissemination of Information      Laurie Baker      Laurie Baker Life History      Laurie Baker Profile      Laurie Baker Works      Residential Projects      Private Enterprise Projects      Institutional Projects