Sustainable Building Materials
Equally important in sustainable building design is the use of environmentally friendly materials.
Sustainable building materials are non-toxic, reusable and renewable.
Salvaged and recycled industrial goods are an obvious choice and materials that are easily disassembled for reuse or those that are minimally processed should also be exploited. An additional consideration is the extraction and manufacture of building materials as local to the building site as possible to minimise the energy expended in transportation.