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Building a better future – Kambio aims to solve housing problems while reducing environmental issues

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Kambio is a Mexican startup that is revolutionizing people’s lives and the way they purchase their homes by offering a modular and sustainable product. This startup was founded on the grounds of solving the housing deficit and changing the way houses are purchased and built.

There’s no question that the housing market is on the rise and there’s no stopping it while the population is growing. Traditionally built houses have a great impact on the environment which leaves us with another problem to avoid for the next generation.

This is exactly what Kambio understands and wants to change by developing a new way of living thanks to their modular homes. 

Housing impact on the environment

A residential structure generates various problems and negative impacts across its life cycle. For example, it implies the use of land, which in many cases is relatively scarce and may have other productive uses. 

Once the land is acquired its biodiversity is put at risk when the foundations have to be set. Also, construction requires materials and energy that generate greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollutants. 

Globally, urban land area is projected to rise nearly five-fold, to almost 4 million km2 by 2050, and 70% of the world population is expected to live in these areas. To meet the increasing demand, the construction sector is expected to more than double between 2017 and 2060, along with its use of materials. This expansion is set to lead to almost 84 Gt of construction materials use per year in 2060.

This is why Kambio has made it possible for the materials to reuse and recycle the materials that have been used for previous houses. Because the houses’ modules are made to be easily assembled, it facilitates the deconstruction process allowing homeowners to move wherever they want and take their homes with them. Also, this allows Kambio to collect any unwanted modules and reuse them for other housing projects.

Most of the environmental impact of a home occurs while people are living in it. Buildings use about 41 percent of the energy in the United States — even more than the industrial and transportation sectors — and also use 14 percent of all drinkable water. Overall, they’re responsible for around 40 percent of U.S. carbon emissions.

Once a structure is built, it continues to have environmental impacts through energy and water consumption on the one hand, and waste and sewerage creation on the other.

This major carbon footprint can be reduced with implemented technology to sustain life in a home. For example, Kambio has made it possible for their customers to own a prefabricated house that comes with integrated solar panels on the roof of the house and a rainwater harvesting system to promote water and energy conservation.

Benefits of solar energy

An increasing number of households are choosing to install solar panels in their home to help reduce their energy costs. By using the power that you’ve generated on your roof, you can save hundreds each year and become less reliant on the power grid.

More widely, solar power is also a great sustainable, green energy choice. Solar energy doesn’t only help reduce your electricity bills; it also has huge benefits for our planet.

One of the main benefits of solar energy is that it reduces our reliance on fossil fuels. The sunshine used to generate energy is free and there’s no doubt that there is plenty of it. On the other hand, fossil fuels are running out. Reducing our reliance on these resources and taking advantage of free solar energy, means reducing expenses, greenhouse gas emissions, and a better future.

Solar energy is an effective way for your household to be more efficient and sustainable by using one of the cleanest sources of energy, solar energy. Solar panels don’t use water to generate electricity, they don’t harm the environment with gases, and the source of their energy is abundant and, best of all, free. The use of solar energy also means the reduction of carbon dioxide emitting energy to be produced for the grid on your behalf, reducing your household’s carbon footprint.

Renewable forests

To have a greater positive impact on the environment, Kambio uses materials such as environmentally friendly wood.

The hallmark of sustainable forestry, from a purely ecological perspective, is the extent to which forestry practices mimic natural patterns of disturbance and regeneration. Sustainable forestry balances the needs of the environment, wildlife, and forest communities—supporting decent incomes while conserving the forests for future generations.

A new lifestyle for a new beginning

Kambio has come a long way from where it began by overcoming obstacles and proposing technological solutions that benefit both the environment and the homeowners.

Traditionally built homes have been outdated for plenty of years now. Based on the technological advances that have been made it is time to implement them in the way we build our homes. It is not only important to protect ourselves and our families but also the environment that will accompany the next generations.

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