Different things motivate different people when considering materials
to build or renovate a house. One growing trend is the 'Build Green'
Building green refers to using only natural materials in both the
construction and decoration of the building. In addition, most Green
Buildings have a strong environmental protection factor and seek
to generate their own power and reuse as much as possible. This
is referred to as 'sustainable' building.
A sustainable home or building is one that produces much, if not
all of its energy, and requires little in the way of utilities.
Read more on sustainable homes.
In many instances the two overlap, as Green building attempts to
integrate more with supporting the local ecology, and sustainable
home design seeks to create a self sustaining sub ecology within
the surrounding environment.
Video: Sustainable Building - "Last Call for Planet Earth"
The European Architecture Foundation introduces a fine selection
of leading architects in sustainable building solutions in an educative
film project which will give clear and convincing answers on how
to reduce global warming with existing building products and innovative