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The Future of Building Green: Papercrete I. Introduction II. Conclusion: Incorporating papercrete into the construction of a structure creates benefits for the owner of the building, and the environment. III. Benefits To Building Owner a. Papercrete contains a high insulation value, which means a decrease in utilities. This leads to a cheaper heating and cooling bill. b. Costs of other building materials are constantly increasing, so using a free recycled material means lower material cost. This means an overall lower cost for the entire project. c. Papercrete masonry units (blocks) are extremely light-weight, therefore productivity increases and the project can be done sooner. IV. Benefits To Environment a. Incorporates recycled paper products such as newspaper, junk mail,
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Unformatted text preview: magazines, books, etc., that may have otherwise been wasted in a landfill. b. Decreases the need for more timber in construction, which may lead to less logging. c. Higher insulation leads to less heating and cooling, which means less of a reliance and use of natural gas and other utilities. V. Areas Needing Improvement a. Additional formal testing needs to be done for structural, tensile, and compressive strength. b. Papercrete lacks approval from the International Code Council. This limits its range of use within the city limits of most US cities where building codes apply. c. There are no papercrete batch plants for large-scale projects such as sub-developments. VI. Summary...
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