Bamboo: Cost Effective and Sustainable Building Material
Keywords:Bamboo; sustainability; CO2 emission; cost effective; earthquake resistant
Bamboo is green construction material which is easily available, light in weight. Traditional building materials like cement and steel leads to continuous CO2 emission which forced engineers to think for other greener construction material. Most of the population is unable to have their own houses due to increasing housing cost. Bamboo possesses satisfactory characteristic properties as sustainable material compared to steel and concrete. Flexibility property of bamboo makes it earthquake resistant. This paper shows suitability of bamboo as cost effective, sustainable green building material.