Why Concrete ?
Concrete is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials available. Concrete has a number of energy-saving properties and has been the chosen building material for environmentally conscious architects and developers for decades. Below are the important environmental benefits of concrete as building material.
Low CO2 Emissions : About 80% of CO2 emissions produced by a concrete building during it’s lifespan are from electrical energy usage.
Durable : If we build a structure out of concrete, chances are it will outlive us. With one of the most durable construction materials available, concrete does not rust or burn and is resistant to pest. A concrete structure has a lifespan which is two or three times more than that of wood and metal structures. Concrete can handle high compression load and is perhaps the crux of all kinds of construction across India. It offers strong resilience to the construction.
Insulation Properties : Concrete is a great insulator and is an apt choice for energy conscious homes. It keeps the interiors cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
The Albedo Effect : The reflective qualities of concrete mean that it does not absorb as much heat as other materials, resulting in lower temperatures and reduced instances of the urban heat effect found commonly in modern cities.
Recyclable : During the recycling process, concrete is crushed up into a gravel for use in road surface construction.