Building a forest-friendly building materials factory in just two days is the best way to save energy, according to the developers of a new online platform that allows anyone to build their own building materials shop.
Tropical Forest, which was launched in the United States in September, lets anyone build their very own home-based factory that produces building materials for home use.
Building in the desert is more labor-intensive than building in a city, and many cities are built around water- and sewer-intensive construction, said co-founder, Scott Cottam.
That’s why it’s so important to make sure that we don’t build buildings in the middle of the desert.
Tampa-based Tropic Forest, with its 100-acre site in Florence, Arizona, has been in business for nearly five years.
It’s building a plant that will produce 50,000 tons of wood per year for a local company.
The company’s goal is to build 30,000 houses, Cottams company said.
Tests have shown that a small amount of waste material from a factory can be recycled in an efficient way.
“It’s about using the most sustainable materials to make building materials,” Cottamm said.
“We know from experience that this is a very energy efficient way to make them.
It can save us hundreds of dollars per ton.”
For example, using the recycled material can produce more than 60 tons of lumber, according the company.
Using the materials that are available in the local landfill, such as pine, will reduce the energy needed by about 50 percent, according Cottamn.
The building materials industry is in dire need of more sustainable materials.
The US Forest Service last year estimated that only 3.3 percent of the country’s forests and wetlands could be used to make the building materials needed for modern homes.
Trees that were cut down and burned were used to build the homes, but the wood they were cut from has to be replaced every four years, Cotam said.
This could lead to the forest getting older and more prone to disease.
Cottam said the company is working to build out the supply chain of building materials.
This will help prevent waste from being dumped in the environment, and will also help cut the cost of the materials.
The company is looking to expand to other countries, such a Australia, Brazil, and South Africa.
For more information about Tropic Trees, visit their website.