Sustainable Eco-friendly Green Homes in Pakistan
A home that is environment friendly and sustainable is called as green home. The main concept of green home design is to have minimum impact or damage to the natural environment by emitting zero CO2. Whereas, the main considerations of green home design are the efficient use of water, energy and building materials. Let’s discuss the benefits of green homes and why we need to build green homes in Pakistan.
BENEFITS OF GREEN HOMES:
Efficient use of water
World is facing severe shortage of water. America is witnessing the worst droughts due to the shallow water. Saudi Arabia will stop cultivating rice & wheat in 2016, due to the shortage of water. Water shortage is becoming more evident with the passing time. Green homes are best for the efficient usage of water. Green home is designed to collect the rain storm water, as roof can collect rain water. This stored water is then used after the recycling.
Green or solar energy
A home utilizes lot of energy in different forms and emits CO2. Green homes are designed in such a way that they use less energy for cooling & heating and emit zero CO2. Solar energy is one of the greenest form of energy, with minimum damage to our environment. Solar energy panels are used in green homes to produce electricity. There are many solar energy Owens, utensils & appliances that consume very less energy and emit zero CO2.
Reusable building materials
Manufacturing of construction materials consume lot of natural resources and emits CO2. This process ultimately damages our environment. Therefore, the choice of construction materials is very important. Green homes are built with the reusable construction materials. Recyclable or reusable construction materials are environmentally friendly due to the minimum waste and less emission of CO2 in the manufacturing process. Reusable building materials also save natural resources.
REASONS TO BUILD GREEN HOMES IN PAKISTAN:
Pakistan needs green homes to control the shortage of electricity
Pakistan is facing the severe shortage of electricity. Blackouts of many hours can be observed in all urban and rural areas. Electricity shortage in Pakistan can only be solved by using the green energy in the form of solar energy. We should promote the use of solar panels for producing electricity. We need to make it sure that solar panels are installed in all new homes. Solar energy also helps to reduce the temperature.
Pakistan needs green homes to control the shortage of water
At the moment Pakistan is producing enough rice & wheat for it’s population. But due to the fast population growth rate in Pakistan, it would be very hard to produce sufficient food by 2025. Similarly, drinking water is scarce in Pakistani cities. This is the right time to start saving the water for drinking, irrigation and other uses. To save the water we need to build green homes in Pakistan that can use water more efficiently.
Pakistan needs green homes to control the high air pollution & temperature
The level of air pollution is very high in Pakistan due to the emission of CO2 by homes and buildings. Air pollution is one of the reasons of high temperature in Pakistan. Green homes will save the environment by less emission of CO2. This will help to reduce the temperature and air pollution in Pakistan.
Pakistan needs green homes to save the valuable natural resources for the future generation
There are many recyclable construction materials in Pakistan, that should be used for building the homes. Brick, stone, steel, plastic and wood are good reusable construction materials. The use of these construction materials will reduce the level of CO2 and we can save lot of natural resources for our future generations.