The commitments entered into by States to slow down climate change, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, call for a significant reduction of the environmental footprint of existing and future buildings. The use of fast-growing plant-based materials meets this requirement and would provide a great opportunity to store, from now on, large amounts of carbon and fight against global warming.
In Europe, bio-based materials contribute, among other things, to the necessary energy renovation of existing buildings. In countries of the southern hemisphere with high population growth, bamboo, typha and other fibers, often mixed with raw earth, are used to put up comfortable buildings at an affordable cost. .
These various sectors are conducive to job creation and enhance economic activity in the territories. The use of plant fibers also reduces the exploitation of non-renewable resources and limits energy needs over the life cycle of buildings. Bio-based materials are indispensable to the architecture of tomorrow and contribute to ecological and societal transition.