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Top Five Green Home Building Ideas

Here are some staggering statistics. Based on estimates, cities in the world generate 1.3 billion tons of waste annually with Asia accountable for 1 million tons per day. With current urbanization and population growth rate, the global waste generation is estimated to rise to 2.2 billion tons by 2025. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface.
Owing to the waste that is being produced globally, it is the responsibility of every human to work towards a zero waste life. This does not mean you cannot have your dream home. You can realize your dream, but by leaving a minimal carbon footprint. But how is this possible?  There are many methods to ensure that you can create eco-friendly spaces. A path-breaking example is The Edge in Amsterdam. It is easily the smartest and most green building and it ticks all the boxes to make itself a self-sustained structure.
Enlisted below is a list of ideas to build Green Homes:

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