Some tips for building with nature in mind
Concrete has become the preferred building material in North America, especially for Canadian homeowners who insist on energy efficiency and limiting the use of natural resources.
The latest technology developed by Nudura, for example, is said to provide double the insulation by constructing walls, ceilings and floors with pre- assembled, concrete forms.
This innovation ( consisting of Lego- like blocks of reinforced concrete sandwiched between two layers of polystyrene) is said to make the building project design- friendly, much faster, with less construction waste, and with none of the toxic emissions associated with new buildings.
This building system ( nudura. com) is now the base for constructing better homes, schools, hospitals, condominiums, hotels, and offices. Money is saved due to durability and energy efficiency — and the resulting structure is reported to be up to nine times stronger, with far more fire protection, far more sound insulation, and with a potential to reduce energy costs of up to 70 percent.