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You can build eco-friendly house with GFRG technology.GFRG is one of the most eco-friendly and economic building material which is trending in India right now.GFRG construction will reduce your total cost of construction by 20–30% and it is also an eco-friendly material as it reduces the carbon footprint.

GFRG stands for Glass fiber reinforced gypsum.These panels are manufactured using phosphogypsum which is a waste material from fertilizer industry and glass fiber used as a reinforcement.Using this panels reduces the use of cement to a greater extent thereby indirectly reducing the CO2 emission from cement industries.

Professors from IIT Madras made research and found out this technology can be used for all structural elements such as walls,floors and roofs in a building.They have built a 2 storey model house in IIT campus 2013 which was completed in 30 days for 6.5 lakhs/flat.

We, Cityrene Builders are Chennai based construction company building smart eco-friendly homes using Australian technology namely GFRG (Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum). Our homes are powered by solar, cooler by 4 degrees, generating its own drinking water out of thin air, recycling its own grey water and bio-degradable waste.

Green, sustainable, energy-efficient…there are so many ways to say “eco-friendly” that it can feel overwhelming to consider making some environmentally friendly changes. Creating an eco-friendly house can start small, with just a few easy steps. As you save money, you can move into bigger changes to save even more. You may be surprised to learn that saving the planet can also save your wallet!

1. Replace old windows with energy-efficient windows. If your house is older, your windows probably allow air to seep in. Single-paned windows don’t insulate as well as newer models. You can save up to $465 a year by replacing old single-pane windows with energy-efficient ones.

2. Install a skylight. When chosen wisely, a skylight can provide beautiful natural light to your home while reducing your energy consumption. It’s important to consider your home’s position in order to maximize your skylight’s benefits. Consult a designer or architect.

3. Use sustainable flooring. Hardwood floors add value and beauty to a home, but many of the trees used in hardwood flooring take years to grow. If your house is up for a new floor, consider using sustainable materials such as bamboo instead. Bamboo grows very quickly and takes less land to produce, but it’s still attractive and durable.

5. Install a “cool roof.” Cool roofs reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it. This helps reduce your home’s energy consumption. It can also extend the life of your roof. These roofs are especially good for people who live in hot climates, since they reduce the need for air conditioning.

• Cool roof coatings are available at many home supply stores and warehouses. These coatings are like extremely thick paint and can be applied fairly easily. They are usually white or very light-colored with reflective pigments that reflect, rather than absorb, sunlight. (It is not recommended to apply cool roof coatings to shingle roofs.)

• If you have a metal roof, it already reflects a lot of sunlight. However, these roofs absorb a lot of heat, which can increase your energy consumption in the summer. Painting your metal roof with a light color or using a cool roof coating can increase its energy efficiency.

6. Consider installing a composting toilet. Composting toilets usually do not use water to “flush” like traditional toilets. They can also recycle many types of human waste into fertilizer that can be used in agriculture. While they are initially more expensive to install than traditional toilets, they are far more eco-friendly and will eventually pay for themselves.

8. Talk with a design team about a “whole-house systems approach.” If you are designing a new home or doing extensive renovations on an older home, consider talking with a design team about a “whole-house systems approach.” This extensive approach considers many factors about your home, including local climate, your site’s specific conditions, your appliance needs, etc. Because it takes all these factors into account, a whole-house systems approach can drastically reduce your energy consumption.