We are delighted to announce the launch of the Biond construction system, after a three-year research project carried out with a consortium of European companies and Bath University. We will soon be ready to franchise the system to interested parties who want to make an impact.
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. It is due to enter into force in 2020.
The agreement recognises the role of non-Party stakeholders in addressing climate change, including cities, other sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector and others. They are invited to scale up their efforts and support actions to reduce emissions; build resilience and decrease vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change; and uphold and promote regional and international cooperation.
The Biond System has been designed to deliver significant gains to the task of reducing emissions, through the double goal of reducing energy requirements in homes and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the actual construction activity.
The use of natural materials, including hemp and lime with its natural phase change thermal properties, delivers superior thermal performance and resilience to the adverse effects of climate change, while also reducing the need for high emission materials such as bricks and blocks.