Reduction of carbon footprints is gaining momentum and the construction companies have taken upon themselves to use eco -friendly materials and practices for a greener planet. For too long the reliance by the industry on the fast depleting resources is impacting the environment. Various health issues have been reported by the use of some conventional materials. Using renewable sources, reused and recycled materials, solar lighting, rain harvesting and a conscious effort to recycle and reduced construction waste will improve the health of our planet and that of our own.

A recent technological advance in the manufacture of composite materials have made them stronger, cheaper, and lighter and more environment- friendly. This will, in turn, create affordable houses for the masses. The authorities too are recognising the importance of putting in place checks and specifications into construction regulations and rules.