Net-zero methods in building and construction: The way forward.
As the world transitions to lower greenhouse-gas emissions, construction firms and designers have a major role to play. In making the green buildings of the new ere, they should identify, prioritize and implement technologies, materials, methods, and tools that span geographies and architectures.
Indeed, greener and sustainable residential structures in Crete, Greece are magnets for property owners, investors, and buyers. The decisions made by property owners now will determine how their properties are positioned for the transition to the green era over the coming decade.
Those owners that prepare wisely are likely to seek out emerging technologies, eco-friendly and recycled materials, and sustainable ways of living.
To be sure, new materials such as green steel, precast concrete slabs, hempcrete, ferrock, and timber concrete should be among the alternative options to ensure the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Even if autonomous residential properties meet some principles of green buildings, there is no guarantee that they are really sustainable constructions, since autonomous does not always mean environmentally friendly.