Green Building

What's next in green building?

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 11:17

The construction industry is adapting to the new challenges and constraints presented by a contracting market, and this restructuring is occurring while a sustainability movement is gaining momentum. According to Construction Digital, green building is emerging as something that is not only environmentally conscious, but also economically viable.

The news source reported that green building is becoming increasingly mainstream, as local governments and businesses are adopting practices and standards such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification system and emissions control projects.

The materials that are being used by builders are also changing, as a shift is being made to innovative products that allow for better insulation, renewable structural components and more efficient lighting and heating.

According to Construction Digital, intelligent monitoring systems are helping both families and companies limit the amount of energy that is used in day-to-day operations, good for both the environment and the wallet.

Heating systems have been targeted as a source of waste for many homes and buildings, as these products can use more energy than is necessary due to the waste that many systems are responsible for. Inefficient design, poor delivery of heat and a bad incorporation into a residence or building can limit the amount of warmth that these systems actually provide.

The type of heating system can have a significant impact on heating costs and energy consumption, and none are as effective in curbing both of these things as a Warmboard radiant heating system.

This product helps to limit energy consumption through the use of highly conductive aluminum tubing, allowing for the homeowner to use water of a lower temperature to provide heat to their radiant heating system.