24. March 2016

climate protection



This is our way to save resources and we make a contribution for a livable future

We decided to develop concepts that are both  - climate-neutral and conserve resources. At the same time social considerations are the focus. What we consider should be most suitable in terms of real estate development and energy supply. With our considerations for mass production we want to be a role model, to conserve existing resources.

 

We see it as our task to the conflict between climate protection and resource conservation on the one hand and a high demand on the other side, to find appropriate solutions for the buildings of the future. This drives us to implement the best concepts while also using the latest technology in the building and in the production. We have developed building modules, which lead to shorter construction times and still achieve the highest quality standards. We pay attention to the design of our product lines precisely to a future use.

adorable sisters feeding duck
Young friends jogging at the park. Autumn season.

At the same time we are developing products that are aimed at very different target groups. In order to provide as soon as possible housing for many residents, we manufacture basic modules. Those modules we can make available in the shortest possible time and in larger quantities. As part of our development we will bring on the same basic idea based modules for high performance and individuality to the market.<br><br>

The core of our business is always moving on the issue along to only use renewable raw materials if possible.

With our concepts, SEMODU is not only on the choice of material. With our pioneering energy concepts can we make a contribution to the development of storage technology and contribute very significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases.



considerations on the use of wood

Wood is a good with cellulose fiber composite material with a high void ratio.

We see this material as a natural "high tech" product. Although lighter than steel, it is fundamentally sound and can record as opposed to concrete even high tensile forces. In addition, it has the very best thermal insulation properties.

Wood produced when the surface is untreated or remains porous, a healthy and comfortable indoor climate and moisture is naturally regulated.

Especially with our modular considerations is wood a key role. Wood is a material that can be treated dry and without further chemical processes. Wood binds enormous amounts of CO² and the fact that we perform the same amount of wood in reforestation, we will improve the carbon footprint in general.

The modular construction is multiplying the proven strengths of wood construction. It is even more precise in production, even faster in the construction or installation, more economical, more efficient and thus also more cost effective. The prerequisite to achieve this all, requires huge investments. Only through a high degree of prefabrication and the use of production techniques that are known in the industry, the outlined economies of scale can be achieved. 

Our modules are basically easy recyclable in addition to the high degree of prefabrication. We reach, as already described an environmental standard, which moves on the positive side of the carbon footprint. 

We believe this is worth knowing:  Alone Germany has a forest area of about 11.1 million hectares, or about 30% of total agricultural land. The supply of wood in our forests amounts to about 3.4 billion cubic meters. Alone these forests found in the atmosphere every day more than 600,000 tons of CO². This corresponds to per second about the amount that produce three motorists annually. To produce one ton of wood, trees escape the atmosphere around 1.9 tonnes of climate-damaging CO² and store 500 kg of carbon. #

If we use the wood to manufacture our modules and use simultaneously re forestation, so is this carbon stored in the wood and thus the corresponding CO² equivalent, during the life of the wood is removed from the atmosphere. This counteracts the wood using the accumulation of CO² and thus the greenhouse effect.

Annual rings on a tree trunk.

Jahresringe auf einem Baumstamm. Symbolfoto für Alter.

We manufacture, with attention to detail, modern buildings...

...so we create a healthy indoor climate and spaces to relax.

Young carpenter is building something new

At the same time we contribute to protecting our climate.



climatological aspects - or why we have set ourselves the goal to put mainly on wood as a building material

Global warming has begun long ago. The warming will be at optimum global efforts on climate change over the next 200 years at most slow down or stop. Almost all leading scientists deem ruled out a reversal.

It will be warmer, worldwide, but especially in the temperate and polar regions. Whether these are now "only" two or four degrees per year, about the science disputes yet. Somewhere in between, the increase will be in the next decades. Let 's assume that the temperatures in our latitudes are higher against 2050 by two degrees, as in the long-term average of the period from 1981 to 2010. We are in a totally different climate region. First, we would determine that there were already significant changes. So, the temperatures are already in many areas 1 to 2 degrees above the values before the industrialization.

But what does an increase of two degrees? A simple comparison, this can be illustrated. The average annual temperature in Berlin corresponded in 2014 about 11 degrees Celsius. Counting two degrees to be located in a climatic region, which roughly corresponds to the climate of Bordeaux in France. 

Water pump in the garden

We think that it is worthwhile therefore to address entirely new concepts and to make an important contribution to protecting our climate.