The energy input required to produce conventional construction materials, such as cement, steel, aluminum, plastic, etc. averages at 22% (cumulatively) of the total energy expended over the lifetime of buildings constructed with these materials.
In contrast EnviroCrete® Raw, an alternative building material, with its primary component being wood, requires very little energy in the production process, and the material in its raw state as well as in its completed state, stores energy permanently.
Consequently, buildings constructed with Envirocrete® ABT material is permanently energy efficient
With Photosynthesis process Trees capture CO2 combined with water derived from the soil to produce the organic material of wood. A certain amount of CO2 is therefore permanently captured and stored in wood.
Not only is the production and processing of wood highly energy-efficient, giving wood products an ultra-low carbon footprint, but wood can be used to substitute for materials like steel, aluminum, concrete or plastics.
In the case of EnviroCrete ® the energy input necessary for processing and transporting woodchips, to produce Envirocrete® Raw, is less than the energy stored by photosynthesis in the wood itself.