As far as facts and figures are concerned, the construction industry as a whole is responsible for about 30% of the total carbon emission in the world. Half of that can be assigned to construction products and materials. Needless to say that it’s a big challenge to bring this level down, especially taking into account the ever growing population that requires housing.
By using releasable, lightweight components, and reducing the construction time, energy can be saved. Reusing instead of recycling (remelting) the structural elements is one of the ways to extend the exploitation life which can reduce carbon emissions. Our compact steel and wooden structure as well as our releasable parts and components can be reused (often for the same purpose or else for other structural applications) at the end of the building’s lifecycle. Actually all our houses and buildings are designed for disassembly, meaning they can easily be taken apart again without any damages or loss of mechanical properties.
The following guidelines helped a great deal in reducing the carbon footprint:
– Design for long-life and adaptability using durable, low maintenance materials
– Choose materials that can easily be separated, are easily available and that are reusable (Reuse of building materials saves about 95% of embodied energy)
– Use locally sourced materials to reduce transport to a minimum
– Avoid wasting material. (standardize parts, sizes and go for homogeneous materials)
At NxtGen Houses you will discover an impressive modular building system, where the combination of technology, quality, style, sustainability and practicality results in advanced housing solutions that are a valid alternative to traditional buildings.