Paulo De Assuncao Reveals Top Green Building Materials

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Apart from retrofitting home appliances, many eco-conscious homeowners are searching ways to build or renovate their property to produce a more environmentally-friendly space. Construction industry professional Paulo Deassuncao weighs in on green building trends.

Throughout his career within the civil engineering and construction fields, Paulo Deassuncao has witnessed a great deal of change in the materials contractors use to build impressive structures. Specifically, he notes the introduction of green building materials and techniques, some of which he has relied on throughout his own work as a Project Superintendent. As such, Deassuncao encourages today’s homeowners and contractors to consider the benefits offered by eco-conscious alternatives.

While Deassuncao notes that many current homeowners can retrofit certain appliances in their home to create more energy-efficient houses, he explains that there are many other options when it comes to renovating or building properties. He points to a recent article from Greener Ideal which highlights some of the top green building materials used throughout the industry today.

In the list of materials highlighted in the article, Paulo Deassuncao notes that the selection of lumber, glass and paint is most important when creating a home that is not only energy-efficient but also eco-conscious. What he finds most critical is that many of the building materials presented by Greener Ideal are actually repurposed from existing supplies. For instance, reclaimed lumber is described as “timber [that] is reworked from wood that has been salvaged from structures and products that have been demolished elsewhere.” In addition, recycled glass can provide a “range of options” when introducing new pieces—such as countertops—into the home.

However, while the use of green building materials is highly encouraged in today’s culture, Paulo Deassuncao cautions, “It is important to ensure that certain materials to be used in residential construction meet existing green code.” The article offers one solution and suggests, “One way to do this is to use eco-conscious companies whenever you contract work out to a third party. From the architects through to the builders, choosing to give your business to those professionals who have a good green policy will limit your impact as well as send a message to the industry as a whole.”

As an industry insider, Deassuncao notes that the growth of eco-friendly materials and procedures is one that is not only encouraging for the planet, but for the construction industry as well. In fact, the professional would even prefer to use these alternatives for his own purposes. “Having had some experience with green building materials in commercial construction, I would personally be more inclined to pursue the green construction of my own home,” Paulo Deassuncao concludes.


Paulo Deassuncao is an accomplished, award-winning professional who has led a career of 25 years within the construction industry. Having graduated with a degree in civil engineering, Deassuncao has applied his love of design, science and math to the property development and building field. Throughout his career, he has found success as a team leader, having trained extensively to learn new skills and certifications to become a multi-faceted contributor to the companies he has worked with. Today, Paulo Deassuncao serves as a Project Superintendent for a notable building company in Texas.

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