Grass: The Surprising Solution for Green Construction
Plantd, a North Carolina-based startup, is developing an innovative construction material made from fast-growing grass. This new material is stronger, lighter and more moisture-resistant than traditional wood-based materials like oriented strand board (OSB). It also captures carbon faster than trees and uses less land, making it a sustainable alternative for construction.
Construction is a significant source of global carbon emissions and Plantd’s grass-based material offers a promising solution for decarbonizing the industry. By turning grass into a valuable resource, the startup is demonstrating how creativity and innovation can address some of the world’s biggest challenges. As demand for sustainable building materials grows, grass could be surprising answer for greener a more sustainable construction.
Focal is well-positioned to help companies in the construction industry adopt more sustainable practices and LEED certified facilities