As our planet evolves and seeks to accommodate an increasing population, the demands put on manufacture and production mean that governments have consistently encouraged unsustainable practices, for which we are now paying a high price. It’s hard not to feel dejected and disheartened as the country declares a climate emergency. Plastic pollution is at an all-time high with millions of tonnes ending up in our precious oceans. We’ve seen record temperatures soar, and watched through our screens as towns and countryside burned up in fierce forest fires, which destroyed homes and habitats across countries.
It is frightening to think that humans are responsible for such a catastrophe. But despite these horrendous crimes against our planet, and whilst the war on plastic rages on, there are glimmers of hope for a cleaner, greener future, and the survival of the place we call home.
Each and every industry will have impacted our planet in some way, and the construction trade is not exempt. Our buildings are responsible for around half of greenhouse gas emissions, both during the construction process and in heating and maintenance, once inhabited.
The UK is racing against time, in a bid to make its homes more sustainable. In 2020, household emissions decreased in comparison to 2019 which is encouraging, but we have a long way to go. Our government has pledged to improve building regulations for new dwellings as part of the Future Homes Standard consultation, which is set to improve building standards coming into play from 2025. A tall, but necessary order.
Here at Qube buildings, we are passionate about caring for and improving our environment; it is at the heart of everything we do. Justin, our qualified Passivehaus Design Consultant has put his knowledge into practice, engineering and developing our very own Bio-SIP systems for use in our modular buildings and garden studios.
Bio-SIP’s boast high performance insulation technology with a plant based, water-resistant composite coating derived from hemp – A genuinely sustainable and renewable resource. The insulating core is also made from sustainable materials including 100% recycled PET plastic drinks bottles, that would otherwise be headed for landfill. By combining these materials for use in our Bio-SIP systems and eventually, for the wider construction industry, we believe Qube Buildings can positively contribute towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly standard of building, both now and for our future.
It is intrinsic to us here at Qube, that we embrace an ethos of constant improvement, and we strive to integrate the most sustainable and high-performance materials in the design of our studios. We ensure our garden studios are cleverly designed, in order to build and assemble easily by the customer, in any location, making Qube the number 1 choice for sustainably made, easy to install, modular buildings.
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