We have been visualising how material in construction can have a positive impact on carbon dioxide levels. This is how a building can ‘bank’ carbon through natural construction materials.
Building with bio materials like straw and wood locks up carbon. The visualisation below shows the amount of carbon captured within different materials. The use of bio-based materials has been met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors. That is now changing as bio materials become mainstream in the construction industry. Seeing the ‘carbon-capture’ potential of these sorts of buildings could help those in the sector consider the full potential of working with these materials. The bubbles here represent a carbon saving.
Innovative bio building specialists Modcell and Coobio asked us to create a set of images that show the actual embedded carbon dioxide in a typical modular TAM (Temporary Accommodation Module) building. The imagery is being used to illustrate the carbon benefits of the companies high quality affordable social housing and alternative lodge homes.