Green recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation

Our green building solutions have been recognized by none other than the Solar Impulse Foundation, who champion the most innovative technologies that protect the environment in a financially positive way.

 

About Solar Impulse

Five years ago, Bertrand Piccard concluded his flight around the world in a solar powered airplane. The performance demonstrated what clean technologies can do and triggered the creation of the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) to accelerate the wide adoption of clean technologies.

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Boosting the adoption of profitable solutions to protect the environment, in 2018 Solar Impulse Foundation started to select 1000 solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation. Selected solutions receive a label from the Foundation as proof of their positive environmental and economic impact. Each awarded solution was strictly assessed by a pool of independent experts.

 
 

The marine biodiversity is under big threat: more than half of corals reefs and seagrass have disappeared since the 20th century and over 40% of the ocean surface shows critical signs. Experts estimate that 1/8 of marine species could have disappeared by 2050 if no action is taken. This solution aims to restore marine biodiversity. By boosting the natural process of habitats decolonisation, it enables marine life to come back.

 

Material sourcing for road construction was historically considered at the last stages of a project. The complexity and the deep ground knowledge necessary for sourcing evaluations result in standardized designs based on assumptions and with little consideration for the local material availability. ORIS brings a new approach to the entire ecosystem with a deep local materials knowledge for all geographies.

 
 
 
ECOPact range is the industry’s broadest offering of green concrete for sustainable and low carbon construction. The product is sold at a range of low-carbon levels from 30%-100% lower embedded carbon compared to standard (CEM I) concrete.
 

This solution aims to accelerate the provision of schools in one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi. More than 36,000 classrooms are needed and thanks to 3D printing, all those buildings could be completed within 10 years.

 
 
 

Durabric is an alternative to the widely available artisanal burnt bricks which have caused massive deforestation in Africa, and in particular in Malawi. Durabric is made of soil, sand, cement and water - the mix is poured in a mold and compressed with hydraulic machines.

A house made of Durabric contains 67% less CO2 than a house made of artisanal burnt bricks.

 

Aggneo® recycles concrete waste by having dedicated platforms located near concrete plants and close to city centres (-2km). The process is a circular economy loop as C&DW are recycled into aggregates for roads and for concrete. These aggregates, stored in the open for a long time and with significant exposure, can further capture and sequestrate CO2.

 
 
 

Airium aims at making the insulation of building envelopes affordable and accessible in developing countries, as well as sustainable, long lasting and recyclable. One application is the insulation of flat roofs to build and insulate at the same time. Foamed onsite out of purely local ingredients, Airium Thermoroof has less embodied carbon than the alternative system, encourages a bigger chunk of the building stock to go for insulation thanks to its lower cost and is entirely recyclable when end of life comes.

 

Most newly constructed buildings face issues like seepage, dampness & leakages within the first 5 to 10 years. These problems are very common in India due to the climate. Ambuja Kawach is a specially formulated product with high-quality water repellent properties which acts as a shield against water seepage in all construction applications.

 
 
 

TerraFlow is serving customer's needs for highly durable construction solutions in extremely challenging underground applications such as tunnels and mines. TerraFlow offers a superior life cycle performance and cost while reducing the carbon footprint by 80% and the raw material consumption by 65%.