January 30, 2013 Leave a comment
Bamboo. It’s been around us all our lives. It’s something we have so much of that we don’t even think about it anymore.
But, after reading architect Rosario Encarnacion-Tan’s book “100 Things about Building with Bamboo,” it turns out bamboo is something we should begin thinking very seriously about.
It’s precisely because we have so much bamboo that we have to think more about it. It’s an abundant, everyday resource so underutilized we haven’t even begun to realize the possibilities of.
Tan’s book is a great bamboo primer.
Bamboo is sustainable. Several species —123, to be exact, out of a total of 550 worldwide species—grow profusely in our tropical Philippine landscape. Although it has to be manually transplanted, bamboo regenerates so quickly that it seems to multiply before our eyes.
It is environmentally friendly, grows easily even in subsoil or sandy soil, and is good for reforestation or erosion control.
Lamboo, Inc., a world leader in the industrialization of bamboo and innovative material technology, is leading the trend of sustainable development by utilizing the super material, bamboo. As the main manufacturer of structural grade bamboo, Lamboo is committed to cultivating this material to its full potential for use as a replacement over traditional and depleted resources as an ultra-renewable alternative. Bamboo is not only a rapidly renewable resource in the form of engineered LVB (Laminated Veneer Bamboo), but also features performance attributes far greater than any other plant species. Superior performance, rapid replenishment, and environmental benefits make bamboo the ideal building material.
Incorporating Lamboo (LVB) Laminated Veneer Bamboo into projects can earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification under the following:
- MR Credit 6 – Rapidly renewable materials
- IEQ Credit 4.4 – Low-emitting materials
- ID Credit 1 – Innovation in Design
(Environmentally Preferable Material)
- ID Credit 2 – Innovation in Design
(Life Cycle Assessment / Environmental Impact)
- FSC Certification – Available Upon Request
at www.lamboo.us or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 866-966-2999
“MAKING INNOVATIVE THINKING A STANDARD” – Lamboo Incorporated