Can the repair be eco-friendly: “green” podcast RBC trends

Can the repair be eco-friendly: "green" podcast RBC trends

The guest of the release is Ksenia Lukyashchenko – the head of the Ecostandard Group environmental certification department.

Leading podcast – Anastasia Chizhevskaya – consultant in the field of sustainable development and blogger.

Timine conversations 00: 10-3: 01-why is an environmentally friendly repair 3: 01-5: 36-standards of “green” repair 5: 36-8: 20-environmentally friendly repairs in the apartment: what you need to know 8: 20-11: 11-long-term materials: greenhouse, maintainability 11: 11-13: 48-Ecmarks of building materials 13: 48-16: 02-PVC or wood: which windows to choose 16: 02-19: 57-paint or wallpaper: which is more durable 19: 57-22: 12-the danger of cheap materials 22: 12-29: 21-construction waste: how to utilize 29: 21-34: 01-how to make a house more energy-efficient 34: 01-35: 52-radical acts in favor of ecology Ecostandard Group is a Russian company that is engaged in environmental examinations, monitoring and certification of organizations, offices, buildings.

Ksenia: One of the tasks of building a house is to create a comfortable environment indoors: lighting, clean air, convenience and safety.

In total, this can be achieved using high -quality and environmentally friendly materials.

Before starting the repair: Initially, think about what you want to see the space, where and what will be located.

This will save you from rash purchases.

Stay on durability.

Choose materials that will maintain the appearance for a long time so that in a year it is not necessary to replace anything.

Give preference to environmentally friendly materials.

They will cost more, but they will save your money in the future, because they will last for many years.

Carefully choose the workers and monitor the performance of the work so that all the calculations are performed correctly – this will help to avoid unnecessary waste on materials.

What materials to choose Finding a 100% environmentally friendly material in the market is difficult.

Even wood can be grown near toxic emissions or brought from another country – and these are additional emissions of carbon.

Therefore, building materials are considered environmentally friendly, which do not distinguish toxic substances during operation (for example, when sunlight gets), are carried out according to standards, have appropriate markings and serve for many years, which means they create less waste.

Ksenia: When choosing materials, the main thing is not to run into the greenhouse.

For example, eco -leather, which is often used for furniture upholstery, is not at all environmentally friendly.

After a couple of years, it will lose its appearance, and it will be necessary to completely change the furniture.

Russian manufacturers are required to comply with GOST requirements, but some companies additionally increase the quality of materials according to international standards.

Therefore, choose products with instructions and ecomarcks: ISO 14024, FSC, PEFC, VOCS, Nordic Environmental Label, Ecolabel, Der Blaue Engel, Ecomaterial, Life Leaf, M1.

The Internet has a free EcoStandard catalog Environmentally friendly construction and finishing materials Green Book.

On its pages you can find information about products (paints, mixtures and solutions, doors and gates, etc.

), the quality of which meets international standards.

When choosing the material already in the store, check it for strength.

For example, the flooring should not be soft, otherwise dents from furniture or heels will remain on it.

Also study the composition of the varnish that is covered, often added to the health of Toluol and Xille.

Ksenia: First of all, see if the material is suitable for repair.

Parquet, for example, can be repaired, but a parquet board, linoleum – no.

If the budget is limited, it is better to choose a good laminate that has eco -marks: FSC, an indication of the emission of volatile organic compounds (los) than a bad parquet board.

It will be safe for your health and more environmentally friendly.

PVC or Window Wood When choosing material for windows, avoid the cheapest options from unknown manufacturers who do not have existing certification.

They can use various additives that, when heated, distinguish toxic substances.

Things: abroad there are programs opposing the use of PVC for windows in schools, kindergartens.

But the frames do not occupy such a large area, therefore, the material does not have a strong effect on health and the environment.

Wooden windows are the most environmentally friendly option, but they are much more expensive than plastic ones, so not everyone is suitable.

Anastasia: I note that many eco -centers for the collection of waste take PVC, although it belongs to 3 types of plastic.

How to cover the walls The best option for covering walls is paint or wallpaper for painting, because they are easier and more environmentally friendly to update.

Pay attention to the class abrasion class on the package.

He indicates whether spots and glare will remain on the walls after cleaning.

The best option is 1 grade.

Ksenia: paint is a material that you need to look closely at.

Firstly, choose only water-based.

Secondly, see how much moos is in the bank.

This information is most often indicated on the packaging, but, unfortunately, sometimes even consultants in stores do not know about this.

The content of the elk is indicated in the g/liter.

A safe level that most certification programs requires is less than 40 g/l (ideally 0-5 g/l).

When choosing wallpaper, give preference to paper – they are budgetary and pass the air, thanks to this mold does not form on the walls.

Now the wallpaper is most often with the vinyl layer and the base, which, when sunlight enters or in a fire, release toxins.

Choose a composition of paper, jute, bamboo, canvas or non -woven.

Construction waste Construction waste differs from domestic complexity of processing, so at the end of the repair you need to contact special organizations that dispose of the materials.

Not everyone is sent for processing.

Basically only: concrete, reinforced concrete, brick and metal, but tiles and drywall are not.

Ksenia: processors most often crush the waste into secondary crushed stone and use it to add roads and pits.

The material is cheaper than primary and good quality.

But we must remember that conscientious specialists who will definitely return the materials to the cycle do not always come across.

Ask the company’s leading questions: what they will do with waste, where they will take, with whom the contract is concluded, what will happen next to them.

Everything should be transparent.

” The call of the company for waste disposal does not guarantee 100% processing, so from the very beginning of the repair it is necessary to separate them, or better to prevent the appearance.

For example, to calculate the exact number of building materials that you need, and not to buy excess “just in case”.

Check in advance in the construction store the rules for the return of excess, because often materials can be handed over and return the money.

Such programs are in Leroy Merlin and Ob.

If there is no such possibility or the goods were partially used, you can give or sell the remains of building materials through the services: Avito, Yula or in groups of construction in Moscow.

Where to take waste Blue container for recyclables: packaging film, cardboard, metal, plastic buckets, canists, bottles (from paint, putty); The collector reception points: PVC, metal cranes, polystyrene and foamylicator, panels, strips, pipes, corrugated pipe, boxes for wiring and ventilation, skirting boards and window sills; How else to make a house energy -efficient Choose LED lamps, paying attention to the light output (indicated on the package in LM/W).

The higher it is, the less you will pay for electricity; Choose economical faucets and showers.

Conscientious manufacturers indicate on the packaging or on the site liters per minute, the best option is 3-4 l/min; Pay attention to the aerator – a small ring that is wound on the crane, it is it that regulates the water consumption.

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