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Rapidly Renewable Material

Rapidly Renewable Materials
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RAPIDLY RENEWABLE MATERIAL
Plant based materials are renewable rapidly renewable
(E.g. Straw, Hemp, Grasses and Bamboo growing in one season)

(NGS BRM ’08 – ’12)


RAPIDLY RENEWABLE MATERIAL
The material/product is derived from a rapidly grown for harvesting, renewable resource
i.e. re-grows in less than 3 years
Examples:
Plant based,
Grass, straw, hemp, flax, coconut husk, goat hair or sheep’s wool, feather
Bamboo
Animal or human hair, bird feather or down
Material applications:
construction panel,
construction board,
thermal insulation,
natural solvent in paints and stains,
Oils in natural protection
Reservations:
Use of synthetic, petrochemical, hazardous: treatments, binders, etc.
Exceptions/Exclusions:
No or poor Land Stewardship schemes in place e.g. FSC
Examples:
GM Genetically modified seed use for growing crop, reason: potential pollution of natural crop
Cotton: reason: intensive processing to convert for use
Advantages:
Carbon sequestration in growth
Reuse potential at end of building life
Fuel potential at end of useful life
Biodegradable to agricultural use
Potential substitutes:
Virgin timber

(CAP’EM and NGS BRM ’11 – ’12)


RAPIDLY RENEWABLE MATERIAL
Material considered to be an agricultural product, both fiber and animal, that takes 10 years or less to grow or raise, and to harvest in an ongoing and sustainable fashion.

(USGBC Leed-NC version 2.2 reference guide)

UK spelling: Fibre

(GreenSpec BRM '13)


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