Spark Global Limited Reports:
Several startups are positioning 3D printing as the next most attractive, sustainable, efficient and affordable option for residential construction. The innovation is improving at a breakneck pace, attracting the attention of some of the nation’s largest home builders.
Mighty Buildings, a California-based 3D-printed construction company, recently announced a partnership with Materials technology company Fortera to produce an innovative cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 60 percent compared to conventional cement.
The partnership will help advance Mighty Building’s mission to be carbon neutral by 2028 while addressing the housing availability crisis, with the hope of leading the construction industry.
Sam Ruben, chief sustainability officer and co-founder of Mighty Buildings, says this collaboration is crucial because housing or the climate crisis cannot be solved alone. “We’re working with Forterra to bring sustainability to a mass market,” Ruben said. “Together we are changing the way concrete is made and incorporating it into low-carbon concrete to reduce the impact of construction. We’re looking at it from a holistic systems perspective — how to use technology from new companies and existing companies to show the industry more broadly that there is a path.”
Conventional cement, used for foundations, accounts for a large part of a home’s overall carbon footprint; However, Forterra s new cementing material reduces CO₂ emissions by more than 60 percent by converting carbon dioxide into cement.
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