Affordable housing has become a dream to millions in the world today. Depletion of natural resources together with the increasing price of building materials has aggravated this issue. Sustainable construction is a technological practice that involves the effective utilization of local man power and locally available renewable resources in construction with the help of minimum infrastructure. Alternative technologies which eliminate or rather minimize the utilization energy intensive materials such as concrete, cement and steel form an identity of sustainable construction. Cost Effective and Environment Friendly (CEEF) technological options practicing in the state of Kerala, India is also considered as a sustainable construction practice focusing on affordable housing solutions in the State. This paper presents an overview of CEEF technologies and checks the sustainability of these technological options in the context of Kerala.
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