Launch of Sustainable Housing : The Choice for a Better Future by Sudeep Kolte

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In this progressively growing world, people are increasingly becoming aware of the impact of human actions on the environment and their future generations. With the growing effects resulting in climate changes, there is a dire need to incorporate a sustainable way of living as the key to existence. But what exactly is sustainable living? Sustainable living means to live in a synchronized way without upsetting the course of nature. It leads to the decreased consumption and extraction of Earth’s natural resources. It is of high priority that development in the present takes place without harnessing the future assets and harming the future of the generations to come. So how can one make their house sustainable? What are the things that will help people move towards sustainable housing? - Energy Conservation & eco-efficiency : Energy conservation and a zero-waste lifestyle are key to sustainable housing. When designing a space try and incorporate elements that help reduce waste and consume only the necessary amounts of energy, Decreased environmental effect : The millennial generation wants affordable functional spaces that offer comfort without compromising on design or affecting the environment. One of the big trends catching on among designers is minimalism, which not only declutters a space but also helps to project a small space look bigger and spacious. Similarly, reduce, reuse and recycle and do-it-yourself (DIY) are other trends that have propagated among young homeowners, Durability and Flexibility : Investing in a home is typically a one-time investment as there is a lot of thinking that goes in while buying a house.

The goal of designing for longevity is to create durable and timeless spaces and reduce the need to change the whole design every couple of years. A Hale and hearty Environment : People spend most of their times indoors, be it schools, colleges, offices or homes. Consideration of the indoor health environment should be on the priority list for every designer and homeowner. Use of material which has low emission of VOC – volatile organic compounds and other air pollutants or materials like Gyproc that have moisture resistant qualities and can absorb harmful compounds help in creating a healthy living space. However, is it possible to amalgamate sustainable living into how one plan his/her housing? Of course, it is! There are four essential principles of Sustainable living - minimizing waste, limiting the use of Earth’s natural resources, the wise use of the environment, and ensuring quality working/living environments – which can be easily incorporated in the way one plans his/her housing. These days, the majority of the interior designers and architects impose tremendously emphasis on sustainability when building and designing space. This encourages consumers to build eco-friendly surrounding. Not only does Sustainable housing help to bring about change in his/her lifestyle but also attain a better and healthy future.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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