Choosing a sustainable material for your interior design projects helps reduce negative impacts on the environment, and at the same time, it improves the health and comfort of present and future tenants.
Sustainable materials make us create considerably less waste ( as opposed to other building materials that consume and use high quantities of non-renewable resources), less landfill waste, less energy consumption, and therefore less impact on the environment.
Sustainable materials are significantly related to Green Building which, according to the Market Research Future (MRFR) report, “the global green buildings market is anticipated to grow at a healthy 14.3% CAGR in the forecast period 2020- 2027.”
Green building aims to develop an eco-friendly infrastructure and reduce the negative effects of commercial and residential constructions on the environment and human health through better design, construction, maintenance, and disposal of building materials.
So these earth-friendly materials are the selected choices to design Green Buildings, materials that comply with strict sustainability and health criteria. It is a fact that sustainably built homes are healthier and more comfortable as sustainable materials emit few or any toxins, such as Volatile Organic Components (VOCs). As an example, the total amount of VOCs for Sustonable material is 33 µg/m3, when usually for obtaining the Greenguard certification, the maximum amount is 500 µg/m3.
Sustainable materials are then vital for obtaining a healthy home and also for constructing a house that lasts. The materials used for Green Building have a long life span; therefore, the need for new products decreases, and we are not using virgin resources (so we are wasting less energy and primary sources). Actually, most sustainable materials are recycled like Sustonable; by re-using products, the less we acquire new products and consume resources.
Sustainable construction materials are helping to address climate change and reduce overconsumption. It is in our hands to start including them and make the world green again.