Sustainable Resources for Tackling Low Cost Housing Challenges in the Benin Metropolis

Authors : Michael Olusegun Adamolekun; Monday Olutayo Olaoye; Isiwele Ahamiebaloyai Joseph

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Sustainability is a social goal about the ability of people to co- exist on earth over a long time. It is the assurance that is proven to tackle all challenges with housing with the modern day technologies. Housing the urban population is key to sustainable development since the past two decade; it had been given a serious study by the world generally since there is the need to accommodate the relationship of man and his environment. Sustainable resources are natural resources that can be gotten locally and can be used for or to complement the elements of a building like wall, windows, foundations etc, as well as an embedded sensor to facilitate the comfort of the building. Earth, one of such resources is identified in this paper and through technology, the different uses of it. This article gives detailed research on the availability, usability and other values of sustainable resources to tackle the challenge of low cost housing also on the methodology of utilizing a specific alternative building material that is the Earth. The concept of low cost housing, sustainable housing and alternative building materials were considered in the paper to buttress the sustainability of the material. Appropriate use of earth in construction will produce cost-effective and comfortable buildings because research showed that earth structures have lower embodied energy than buildings made from conventional materials.

Keywords : Sustainability, Earth, Construction Technologies, Low Cost Housing, Low Income Earners, Environment. Smart Home, Smart Cities.


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