Worldwide, different materials of a sustainable nature are known for construction in their different fields. For some decades both architecture and engineering have focused on the implementation of materials that do not directly affect our environment or that they often come from reserves cultivated for this purpose, in the Dominican Republic this movement has begun to have great weight when conceptualizing a construction project from its inception, thus leading to a search for new materials and new eco-friendly construction methods.
Sustainable construction projects in our country are covered by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) environmental certification system, which supervises and endorses any construction project, certifying that it complies with current environmental standards. Said certification has been active since 2008 in the DR, and every day more construction companies are governed by its parameters, providing support to the environment in their projects.
Within this framework of characteristics for construction, the most implement sustainable materials in each of our projects.
Stone is a natural material and its sustainability is due to its duration. The use of walls with stone decoration is very common due to the beauty and naturalness of its appearance.
Both tile and brick are cheap, recyclable, renewable and low-polluting materials. It is a reusable material and widely used in the Dominican Republic.
Due to the large energy consumption that they have in their production, they are not usually very sustainable, but it is true that they have a long life and some are recyclable, such as aluminum. Its proper and sustainable use makes it a good option as a material for sustainable construction in the Dom. Rep.
Wood meets all the requirements to be an ecological material, it does not pollute at any stage, it is renewable and reusable. Most of the woods that are usually used as sustainable construction materials in the Dom. Rep. are tropical since they better withstand changes in temperature.
Materials that do not help the environment are being legislated in the market. The use of sustainable materials for construction in the Dominican Republic is becoming more common and necessary. We promote the defense and preservation of the environment through the sustainable development of each of our construction projects.