Inside Stories, a series of live talks by 19 actors of change, selected by MAD, Home of Creators.
Join us online for #18 w/ BC materials by Ken De Cooman on 23.09 at 19:00 via Facebook livestream (English).
MAD Windows: Inside Stories
The 'MAD Windows' is a place for sharing experiences, know-how and interactions. For Inside Stories, we selected 19 actors of change, professionals acting and reflecting on pressing issues of our society in transition through their design- and other creative skills. Via a series of livestream sessions, they'll share their stories, know-how and insights through a talk or workshop.
Talk 'The Act of Building'
Building is one of the most polluting activities in the whole world, responsible for 30% of CO2 emissions, 40% of raw material extraction and 30% of waste. How can we turn it into a less polluting, healthier and more collaborative effort? BC materials uses excavation earth to produce perfectly circular building materials that are healthier, more acoustic and can be co-constructed. Want to join the ride to a brighter and sustainable building future? Hop on!
About BC Materials
BC materials transforms excavated earth of construction sites into building materials.
As a first step, building requires the extraction of earth on site, which is hard to stock and challenging to transport. Belgium for example excavates around 37 million tons per year, and 70% of it is being dumped or landfilled as waste. Building in itself is one of the most polluting human activities, being responsible for 30% of carbon emissions, air pollution, material resource use, and 75% of total waste production, while only bringing in an estimated 4% of GDP.
BC materials wants to help contractors, architects and clients to achieve their climate targets, and improve the indoor living quality of their projects. We transform pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth for walls and floors. These products are circular, carbon neutral, healthy and possess minimal grey energy.
We have our factory hall in Brussels, where we produce stock. But we can also work on your site, thanks to our mobile and flexible production unit. In this way, the logistics and the infrastructure of BC Materials always stays near the resources: transport is reduced to an absolute minimum.
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