Daniel has over 18 years experience with residential and commercial construction and explains that it is almost impossible to converting all new homes to zero carbon from their current model. The top 8 house builders dominate the supply of over 22,000 new homes per year and their business model is based on time and cost controls. Building teams work on tight rates, schedules and there is no place or reward for innovation in the area of embodied CO2, after all, why would a client pay for innovation?
Innovation is for the visionaries that can see what clients want and not what they are buying. Daniel explains that there is no functional difference between a low embodied energy home and that of a toxic CO2 gas house. In-fact, low embodied energy homes are better quality, they have softer and more durable finishes. More natural tones and functionally are a safe, greener and a more attractive environment.
A typical carbon capturing home shall feature exposed timber linings, breathable monolithic hemp facades, recycled timber, natural stone and saunas. With over 18 years experience, Daniel appreciates that the method of approach determines the outcome when it comes to any build. Daniel says the numbers speak for themselves and has a plan for the next 4 years that shall make Elon Musk ambitious plan look easy.
Daniel confirms that the key to success is lack of competition, when you start from zero, it is easy to get it right. When we shift the value from $ to CO2 implication, there are no winners until the problem is resolved. Daniel encourages all builders to be bold and confidently accept the challenge to convert their builds into a sustainable, low or reduced CO2 project. When you shift the paradigm, everyone wins.
Daniel suggests that major reason for such a heavy CO2 load by the top 8 house builders is lack of focus on the implication of their products, its obvious that their builds are toxic, the materials are well documented and they have list of dangerous and toxic materials, registers and procedures. The solution looks like absence of the problem, if we don’t fill our new houses with poison during the build, they shall be clean. Unfortunately, when our values are backwards and we believe time is money, we lose sight of the consequence of our actions.
Daniel reports that his forecasts are for more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon capturing with his team of entrepreneurs and investors over then next 3 developments scheduled between 2021 and 2025. Before earth day 2025 Daniel is banking on success and believes that he is creating a new carbon capturing property market, homes that are without comparison, clean and without the dangerous implication of the CO2 dice we are all familiar.
Daniel did not stop there, he outlines that his home have indoor grow gardens, intelligent landscapes with vertical grow beds and indoor planting. Like any good solution, they compound and get easier in time, our homes aim to be an example to all Australian builders, Daniels homes are open for inspection, a working template and example for others to understand the ease of low and negative CO2 future.
When it comes to strategy, Daniel preaches a win, win, win approach to life, if everyone needs are not met plus the planet, we all lose. Daniel believes it is time to unite as an industry and focus on clean, sustainable and low impact homes.
If you would like to discover how to create a zero carbon or carbon capturing home, contact Daniel Roberts today.
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