A positive impact home

Building a house is a goal that most people propose during the course of their lives. There is so much emotion when the time comes to realize the construction of our dreams, that we do not give importance to the impact we make against nature. There are many companies that seek to reduce the damage caused when building, either by designing ecological materials, or by implementing more efficient construction methods. In the end, a great proposal, from any area that supports sustainability, is the positive anthropogenic impact.

What does a positive anthropogenic impact mean?

Any anthropogenic impact is directly related to the activity that human beings perform on earth. It is necessary to understand that, in order to lead a modern life, any human settlement negatively impacts the environment. The processes to obtain the concrete, steel, and other materials necessary for the construction, are highly damaging to nature. The problem is that all this is necessary to ensure the safety and quality of the home, otherwise we would be exposed to natural disasters. If we add to this the daily activity of man, we can assure that, with the passing of time, our impact will seriously affect the ecosystem in which we settle.

Impacting the environment positively is to compensate any unavoidable negative impact made by the human. There are many ways to make such compensation, which do not necessarily represent high monetary costs. Today, hundreds of scientists specialized in the environment are looking for strong solutions. This is due to the fact that the clock of our survival goes back more and more, because the human settlements corrode little by little the green aspect of the planet. A very interesting model that proposes a positive anthropogenic impact is Permaculture, which has already been mentioned in the blog before.

Through Permaculture, we can make a positive impact in favor of nature, not only by implementing innovative construction methods. Helping the ecosystem that surrounds us begins with small actions and habits that are molded according to the needs of the environment. Below we seek to explain 3 construction concepts that we can implement as a society to make a positive anthropogenic impact, and effectively rescue our home called "Earth".

Avoid or reduce concrete when building

The cement industry contributes in a 8% CO₂ emissions that pollute the atmosphere. Reducing the amounts of cement in the construction of a house will help reduce this figure considerably. Here the secret lies in substituting this material for another of equal or greater resistance, this to there is no risk with the security of the resident. Although, there are many sustainable construction methods (bambooadobeCOBPET, among others), most of these result more expensive or they propose less resistance for cost savings.

A recent alternative technology proposes to encapsulate raw earth with few concrete. When using the same earth of the land where it is built, materials are reused without considering any waste. The walls acquire a width of 60 centimeters, so the resistance is much greater than that of a wall of any material. In addition, one of the greatest benefits is that the thermal insulation that is generated is very high efficiency. A construction with this technology can reduce the internal temperature to 16ºC, compared to the outside. Learn more about this technology by

Green roofs as compensation

A green roof compensates, without a doubt, the earth space destroyed when making a construction. And it's just that the green space is replaced where the building is located, moving it from floor to ceiling. In this way, the work of transforming CO2 into oxygen made by plants is not interfered. The green roof can also create a micro-ecosystem, helping in an intelligent way during dry seasons to the environment. But undoubtedly, one of the greatest benefits is, just like the walls filled with earth, a thermal isolation highly efficient. Currently, there is green roof technology in Mexico that fight the humidity, preventing it from penetrating into the house.

Vegetable gardens and fish farming

The livestock industry is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This is too high a figure, which does not force us to tend to be vegetarians, but invites us to seek solutions urgently. Factories that carry food products to supermarkets use highly polluting processes to make their distribution more efficient and faster. That is why avoiding the consumption of these products is essential to reduce these terrifying numbers. The first step to this is to be very careful in our diet and our way of consumption.

Having a home garden helps in a great way to cultivate our own food, guaranteeing that what we eat is, in effect, free of non-natural agents. In addition, it becomes a habit that benefits beyond economic savings, but a direct relationship with nature is established. It is important to mention that a green roof plays an important role here, because with the appropriate technology, the garden can be located on the roof of your home.

Besides, pisciculture It is an activity that promotes the creation of a natural cycle that will provide food naturally. Various fish provide the nutritional agents that our body needs to function properly. Best of all, these species can be raised in a pond of less than 30 m².

Eco World Building is a company dedicated to the development of sustainable construction technologies. We are the only company that integrates all the elements described in this article in their constructions. Learn more by browsing the page. If you want to start a construction project with us, send a message to jasalazar@prodeco.org