The project includes careful selection, design and use of materials which influence low carbon standards in the total construction, and particularly application of near zero embodied energy concrete aimed by incorporating low carbon content cement. Some of the cement products which is said to be used for this construction project feature a mix of Bamburi Cement’s products Powermax and Nguvu pozzolanic cements for concrete works. Fundi masonry cement, a low carbon cement, will also be used for mortar and plaster works.
The project launched by Bamburi’s parent company LafargeHolcim, is currently continuing in numerous countries on each continent.
Bamburi Cement Group Managing Director Seddiq Hassani, specified that commitment to Green construction has long been an objective for the construction industry and that therefore the launch of “Houses of Tomorrow’ is another step in Bamburi’s transition headed for even more sustainable building solutions and on the way to a more sustainable construction industry overall.
Hassani also remarked, “In our drive of becoming a net zero company, we are not only part of the solution, we are also devoted to supporting our customers in their CO2-reduction goals. We are consequently delighted to launch the ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ Project in Kenya further demonstrating our unceasing innovative solutions directed at reducing the carbon emissions across the entirety of our operations and supply chain’.
“Our customers will not only profit from the product’s sustainability credentials and great performance, but also excellent service. Our technical team is well equipped to familiarise customers on this project, not only to help them understand the ‘green building’ concept but also to help them have a better knowledge of low carbon footprint and why this solution is important, which will enable them to make better and sustainable construction decisions”, stated Hassani.
The project will include various other structures in the ‘green construction’ theme, especially in the applications of materials – water harvesting systems, water reticulation systems, solar panels to provide for lighting and water heating needs, in addition to features like large windows for maximum natural light and fresh air among others.
At present, Bamburi Cement has the greenest cements with the lowest CO2 emission level in the market, namely Duracem and Fundi cements that limit the carbon emission by between 50 and 65 percent paralleled to commonly used Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) products.