RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials

Author: James Kitchin, Rosie Goldrick and Kelly Alvarez Doran

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5 July 2021

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RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials

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RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials
Date published

5 July 2021

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James Kitchin, Rosie Goldrick and Kelly Alvarez Doran

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James Kitchin, Rosie Goldrick and Kelly Alvarez Doran

This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.

Synopsis

In this article, authors from MASS Design Group describe how they and their partners pursued climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture. The article relates the project’s approach to material selection, construction methods, structural spans and thermal properties, which enabled a 60% reduction in cradle-to-gate carbon emissions. On-site sequestration through reforestation will lead to the project becoming carbon neutral before 2040.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
6
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Agricultural Sustainability & Environment Climate change Project Focus Carbon Issue 7

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