Among all of the potential questions and concerns you may have as you move into your building and construction project, one such question we see often is the environmental impact you and your building will have. Sustainability is something that has been at the forefront of building and construction design over the last few years. More and more individuals are concerned about their carbon footprint as they move forward with their building plans. Here at Cartwright, the environment is important to us, and we want to help you with all of your environmentally conscious architecture needs. Here are just a few of the ways that we can make your building more environmentally conscious.
Timber is constantly being engineered to be stronger, and we have the potential to build large buildings and skyscrapers with Timber. Cross-laminated timber is a strong material and can be used to create large structures. Cross-laminated timber is made by gluing three, five, or seven sections of wood together at a right angle. This makes the timber incredibly strong and durable. One great benefit of building with timber is that it is lighter than steel or concrete, and it also soaks up carbon and locks it away, rather than other buildings that emit harmful carbon into the environment.
We all know how eco-friendly bamboo is! What’s great about bamboo, is that it can grow up to four feet in a single day. This makes it a highly sustainable building material. It’s also twice as strong as steel, and releases up to 35% more oxygen and absorbs up to 35% more carbon than other building materials.
All natural materials aren’t always the only things we can use in our architectural design. Recycled materials is a great way to help out the environment as we build. We utilize materials like recycled cardboard, plastic, and scrap metal, to further decrease our carbon footprint.