Green Building Trends for 2017

Part of our roofing, painting and waterproofing service is also staying on top of the trends within the building industry. Today more than ever we understand how we are influencing the earth around us, that’s why it’s important to understand how we can do less damage while still creating beautiful structures.

Let’s take a look at some of the Green Building Trends for 2017

Home Automation

One of the biggest trends is home automation. With today’s smart technology there is almost nothing that cannot be managed. Apart from it being a big home design trend, smart devices can really help reduce electricity and water consumption. Devices are designed to automate heating, lighting, HVAC systems and even appliances such as washer, dryers, ovens and refrigerators.

Green Building Materials

The best way to start sustainable living is developing a space with ‘green’ materials. Green building materials can help improve the quality of air, reduce waste, enhance biodiversity, help conserve natural resources and improve water systems. Popular green building materials and modifications include metal roofing that has inherent cooling properties and relies on recycled material for construction, as well as solar power that continues to positively influence residential, commercial and industrial spaces.

Green buildings also mean improving the indoor air quality of a property, which enhances the health, comfort, and overall quality of life for occupants. - Fortune Builders

Home Water Filtration

We are all aware of the current water situation in the Western Cape and surrounds and how crucial it is to take control. Adding to the trend of water filtration of 2016, adding a complete water filtration system to your home is more important than ever in the midst of this water crisis.

Green Materials, Products and Innovations

Here is a list of the top green building innovation materials that will remain popular in the coming years.

  • Cement alternatives
  • Recycled steel
  • Cooling roofs
  • Smart windows
  • Natural insulation from hemp and foam
  • Greywater systems
  • Eco-friendly floorings such as bamboo and recycled material
  • Compostable toilets
  • Low-flow faucets
  • Air purifying and zero- VOC paints
If you need any advice on incorporate green products, materials, and innovation in your home, we’ be happy to share our expertise and recommendations. Contact us on
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