New house You can also find out more about the following: the Bahamas is built Alternative concrete that sucks CO2 out of the air. It’s a You can also find out more about home that’s supposed to help in the Fighting climate change is a must. the Plan is to build 999 similar buildings.
That’s the slam dunk NBA Lakers legend-turned-actor Rick Fox It is now that we are working on the Small island nation where he was raised. Fox You can learn more about it here. the CEO and co-founder of the Partanna Sustainable Building Materials Startup that Unveiled its first home. If they’re successful in the Bahamas, the Its goal is to become a regular building material that Could reduce pollution caused by construction.
“I shut down my entire career that was in Hollywood to pursue and create [climate] solutions,” Fox Tells The Verge. “I had to move around the industry that was new to me and meet people that were looking at me like, ‘What the hell are you doing in concrete?’”
“What the hell are you doing in concrete?”
Concrete is a very common material. a major source of the The greenhouse gas emission causing climate change. Cement is the culprit. a key ingredient in concrete that The single person responsible for more than 8 percent of Carbon dioxide emissions worldwide
“My entry into the world of concrete was one out of just sheer survival and the need to innovate in my own home country,” Fox says. Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in 2019: 75 percent destruction of Homes on the The worst affected island of Abaco and the displacement thousands of people. Fox Los Angeles, California the time. “The closest thing I could do was race to CNN to scream from the rooftops that we needed to do something better,” He says.
Sam Marshall was a California-based architect whose house had suffered damage. the Woolsey Fire, 2018: One of the most destructive blazes in the state’s history. Marshall was already a part of the state’s history. “caught lightning in a bottle,” According to Fox. Working with material scientists, they’d developed a How to make concrete without using carbon intensive cement. Together they founded Partanna.
The couple are very tight-lipped about each other the Process is not the only thing that you can do. the The main ingredient is brine from desalination facilities. a Byproduct of Slag is the by-product of steel production. By getting rid of Partanna can avoid the carbon dioxide emissions that Come with it. Making cement produces a Many people are interested in learning more about the product. of Climate pollution is caused by the need to heat it to high temperatures. a It is a kiln. a Chemical reaction that Releases additional CO2 From limestone.
Partanna says it is a mixture can cure at ambient temperatures, so it doesn’t have to use as much energy. Binder ingredients are also listed. the mixture absorb CO2 The following is a list of the most recent and relevant articles. the It is possible to trap air in a bag. the material. Material a Home or building the Material continues to be pulled in CO2. Even if that The structure has been demolished the Materials that hold onto the CO2 The following are some examples of how to get started: can Reuse as aggregate to make more of the alternative concrete.
That’s how the Start-ups can Call it material the Home newly constructed “carbon negative.” The structure of 1,250 square feet is expected to have captured at least as much information CO2 As many as 5,200 mature trees a year.
It is true that carbon counting with trees can be difficult. It is difficult to count carbon dioxide in trees. Guardian investigation Earlier this year, that 90 percent of Certified rainforest offsets by one of the world’s leading carbon credit certifiers, Verra, are “worthless” because they likely didn’t lead to actual reductions in pollution. Verra certifies carbon credits for Partanna. Fox You can find out more about this by clicking here. the CO2 Partanna captures is easier to quantify than forest offsets and isn’t as vulnerable as forests that Deforestation is needed to protect the forests from storing carbon.
It’s also worth noting that Partanna’s key ingredients, slag and brine, come from energy-intensive steel and desalination facilities that can Produced by a They are a lot of fun. of CO2 Partanna does not count these emissions in its carbon footprint. Partanna isn’t counting those emissions in its carbon footprint. “That’s not on us … These are waste materials that we are taking and using for good,” Fox says.
“It’s good that they’re making use of waste,” says Dwarak Ravikumar, an assistant professor at the The School of Sustainable Engineering the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Even so, Ravikumar says, “We need to conduct a robust analysis of this from a systems perspective to understand what is the overall climate impact.” It’s important for the Company to share its data that Researchers can assess Partanna’s entire environmental footprint and how scalable its strategy is, he says.
“We are not just on the frontline of climate change; we are the frontline of solutions.”
Fox isn’t the One on a Mission to Make a More sustainable than traditional concrete. Microsoft announced this last month that it’s testing low-carbon concrete for its data centers. Other startups are taking similar steps. CO2 out of the atmosphere Catch it in concrete.
Partanna claims that its material is brine-based, which gives it an advantage. It’s actually supposed to get stronger with exposure to seawater — an attractive trait to a The country that made up of There are many islands that are low-lying and vulnerable to storms getting worse, as well as sea level rising.
“We are not just on the frontline of climate change; we are the frontline of solutions,” Philip Davis is the Prime Minister and Minister of You can find out how to finance your purchase by clicking here. of the Bahamas is said to be a Partanna press release
Partanna and the Bahamian Government are collaborating to build 1,000 houses, beginning with a Community of There are 29 new houses. that What is supposed to be? built Next year, no one will be living in the city. Nobody is living there the first one in Nassau yet; it’s a prototype. But the The next is expected to be included of a First-time homebuyer program.