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The importance of sustainability in construction

The energy efficiency of buildings thus takes on a leading role when we want to talk about this issue of sustainability linked to construction. In addition to being one of the mandatory specialties in the licensing process of a new construction, this topic is one of the main ones in architecture, especially when outlining the different climate solutions in buildings.


With the growing importance of sustainability in many sectors, sustainable materials in construction have become increasingly important. For a complete and real work to be done, it is important that the materials are known, why they are sustainable and how they should be used.


Having a clear view of the importance of reducing our environmental impact in all possible ways, architecture and civil construction are also called upon to intervene, namely through the choice of techniques and sustainable materials in construction that are less harmful to the environment

Sustainable buildings is a topic that has been increasingly more discussed for different reasons, being also the center of an important debate around the impact of human action on nature, which has not stopped growing.


Having a clear view of the importance of reducing our environmental impact in all possible ways, architecture and civil construction are also called upon to intervene, namely through the choice of techniques and sustainable materials in construction that are less harmful to the environment.


The energy efficiency of buildings thus takes on a leading role when we want to talk about this issue of sustainability linked to construction. In addition to being one of the mandatory specialties in the licensing process of a new construction, this topic is one of the main ones in architecture, especially when outlining the different climate solutions in buildings.


In addition to these technical aspects, there are also natural ones to keep in mind, such as the solar orientation of buildings, and possible energy solutions, such as thermal and solar panels or photovoltaic panels. But it is also important to mention the thermal insulation solutions adopted, such as the ETICS system (External Thermal Insulation Composite System), which is an external thermal insulation system widely used in construction, which has numerous advantages.


In all materials that we come across, we need to think about whether they generate a large amount of waste and consume high levels of energy in their manufacturing process. For this to be possible, it is also important to know the manufacturing processes of the materials, so that it is possible to know whether or not they are sustainable construction materials.


Finally, it is still very important to pay attention to the context of the architectural project. For example, the use of wood in a work can be very sustainable in regions close to forests, but it may be discouraged in urban regions where the transport of the material makes it unfeasible for large-scale use.


In order for it to be possible to create a sustainable architecture project, with materials that also respect the principles of sustainability, there is nothing like asking a team of architects for more information because, better than anyone, they will know how to make a thorough analysis of sustainable materials in civil construction and the context in which they will be used.