The building industry is accountable for almost 40% of the total CO2 emissions globally. The assessment of the environmental impact of a regular building shows a worrying situation. Every component of your house influences the greenhouse gasses emissions, impacting on the global warming potential and eventually harming the place we now call Home: the Earth.
Construction waste on a regular site-work rate is generally between 10% and 20% of the total used materials.Think of your house-making as a process where waste could be drastically reduced, and elements reused. You can recycle your daily waste, but you can upcycle your house components’ waste.
Using off site prefabrication and working with a team that can have a full control over the entire building process can result in the most efficient, optimized workflow and products. With the right technological recipe, you can build energy efficient building elements, following Passive House component standard.
There are only four materials responsible for two-thirds of global industrial CO2 emissions: steel, plastics, aluminium and cement, the heart of concrete. Concrete is the second most consumed substance on Earth, after water. On the other hand, operational energy used in buildings consumes 40 percent of global energy.
With a building sector that is on the rise and technology available worldwide, it’s time to embrace sustainable design, circular material use and the use of long lasting materials that are sourced from trustfull suppliers.
The premise does not look good, but what we see in this situation is an enormous global-impact opportunity to make a statement and change the way we build using net zero carbon footprint components.
Our walls and slabs are mostly made with straw and wood based materials. We only use wood that is sourced from PEFC or FSC certified sources. The straw bales are locally harvested and cleaned in-house.
We try to reduce to a minimum all the elements that require a lot of energy to be produced and which have a high GWP. Wooden frames, cellulose, straw or wood fiber insulation, simple binding solution between the layers, THD are the major components of our Homes.
With a scent of up-cycling. Material efficiency using a robotic production line. Using wood fiber materials, straw and cellulose and processed with eco-electricity. Transforming the waste wood parts into wood briquettes, later used for heating.
Using the right materials for your building elements can play an instrumental role in your home’s in use energy demand. A low energy demand means a low energy consumption. But let’s not forget, the best thing that we can do for nature’s equilibrium is to interfere as little as possible. Using natural materials is not enough. They need to last, so a durable design built with long lasting materials brings a more sustainable future both for your family and the environment.