Bamboo is Uniquely Sustainable

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Many characteristics of timber bamboo make it potentially the most sustainable product for building. First, bamboo’s fast growth rate makes it more renewable than any wood alternative, allowing it to capture and sequester more CO2 per planted area.

Second, that same high growth rate makes it substantially more efficient regarding land use needed to provide building products.

Third, all bamboo naturally regenerates from the same below ground rhizome (a bamboo’s root) structure after the aboveground portion of the culms has been harvested. Unlike wood forests or plantations, which are harvested every 18-45 years by clear-cutting, timber bamboo is harvested by inter cutting one-quarter to one-third of the mature plants every year and never clear-cut.

Fourth, bamboo can grow in many sloped or hillside locations where it will help stabilize the soil and limit erosion. (Source: Quantis LCA Report) And fifth, per comparable area, timber Bamboo generates more oxygen and absorbs more run-off water than wood.

A Net Zero wall system: Bamcore

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For over eight years, BamCore has been privately working to develop a game-changing technology that replaces traditional structural framing based on unsustainable wood studs with a stronger and more sustainable bamboo-based panelized wall system.

Now, BamCore’s products are driving a paradigm shift in Western building by creating an entirely new approach to residential and low-rise commercial construction that will result in building stronger, faster, greener and less expensive buildings.

And unlike any other building system, BamCore’s delivers a uniquely promising carbon footprint by reducing thermal bridging from wood studs, which significantly improves thermal performance, and by promoting direct carbon sequestration through the demand-driven scalable expansion of timber bamboo planting.