Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
The project I have in mind is an alternative green building method which greatly reduces the burden on our forests. It was invented in Austria, and has been successfully utilized in many countries. It creates a building envelope having many desirable qualities which are far superior to wooden buildings, the typical choice of material in B.C. This method is easy, and requires no special tools or electricity to operate them. It also takes much less time to erect homes, install wiring, plumbing, insulation, vapor barrier, etc., thereby creating real savings to home owners through greatly reduced labour costs. The need for maintenance is also much lower than conventional dwellings, and the life expectancy is two to three times (or more) wood frame homes, giving some rest to our forests.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
The burden on our forests could easily be reduced by building homes and other structures using this proven method. Our total energy savings from heating and cooling this type of dwelling could then be spent in sectors of our communities that benefit its' citizens, rather than Big Oil, or B.C. Hydro. By implementing manufacturing of the materials used to create this alternative method right here in our province, our carbon footprint would become much lighter as well. Currently, the raw materials are imported from Mexico or southern California, but could easily be manufactured here at home, thereby creating even greater savings on many different levels; transportation costs,
and environmental costs, with an added bonus of job creation.