Ecological impact

People often ask, why reconstructability matters. 

For some reason unknown most of us ignore that the construction industry

    • produces more 1/3 of the waste
    • consumes about 1/3 of energy and raw materials
    • creates about 1/3 the CO2 emissions – more then the whole aviation industry

In industrialized countries the percentage is much higher – up to 84%, as you can read in the waste report of the Swiss government

The ecological problem in construction has 2 major aspects:

    • The industry only thinks about building a house forever. Although more and more houses get demolished early, no major player has a sustainable concept how to disassemble a house and reuse its parts. 
    • the industry is limiting itself mostly on concrete and steel construction. As concrete is the biggest contributor to waste and pollution, the missing alternatives are fatal for the bad ecological balance of the industry

Here you can find more information about the concrete problem

The reconstructable house tries to tackle these issues in the following way:

The first idea is to construct a house from scratch with the idea in mind to disassemble all parts easily and without demolition. This will save a lot of energy, prevent raw material of being digged and waste from being produced. 

The second key factor is the replacement of concrete with an engineering solution that provides a similar stability. The reconstructable house uses regenerative resources like wood which have a better ecological foot print. The speciality of its construction is to reinforce the critical zones and connections with thin layers of steel and other materials. This makes the construction very light and robust. 

If you want to know more please come for a visit! We will show you the construction in detail and you can convince yourself of its stability and aesthetics.