1 hr 8 min

Carbon Sink Homes - In Conversation with David Nicholson [Director Natural Building Systems‪]‬ We Are Carbon

    • Earth Sciences

It was a great pleasure to spend some time discussing a new paradigm for our built environment with David Nicholson; considering how the construction of our buildings can actually support the drawing down of carbon. David is the director of Natural Building Systems
His work not only explores how we can transform the impact of our buildings upon the climate, but how the use of natural materials is key to both creating and maintaining a healthy living environment for ourselves too.
Natural Building Systems is working directly with farmers to develop a supply chain for the hemp fibre utilised within their unique prefabricated system. Combining the best of nature and technology to work towards an affordable, adaptable system of building for a more regenerative future.
For a further breakdown of this discussion see the timestamps below.
See the video version of this episode here: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/carbon-sink-homes-david-nicholson/
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More Formats from We Are Carbon:
[Shorter Video Format with Animations] - Can All Food be Regenerative. With Patrick Holden: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/can-all-food-be-regenerative/
[Story Telling Audio Format] - Soil (My Common Sense Take) : https://www.wearecarbon.earth/soil-path-to-whole-systems-thinking/
Explore ways to support this content: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/your-support/
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Timestamps:
00:00:00 - Intro
00:06:10 - Embodied carbon in buildings - the size of today's problem
00:13:30 - The transition needed
00:17:30 - Synthetic insulation - look at the bigger picture
00:22:00 - The properties of hemp & short life cycle crops
00:29:00 - Utilising short life cycle crops as a more sustainable resource than timber?
00:34:30 - Working & developing with farmers
00:43:30 - The biobased modular system of Natural Building Systems
00:54:10 - The experience for a builder / developer to work with NBS & adaptability
01:00:00 - The experience to live within a NBS construction 
01:05:00 - Collaborating / getting in touch / learning more

It was a great pleasure to spend some time discussing a new paradigm for our built environment with David Nicholson; considering how the construction of our buildings can actually support the drawing down of carbon. David is the director of Natural Building Systems
His work not only explores how we can transform the impact of our buildings upon the climate, but how the use of natural materials is key to both creating and maintaining a healthy living environment for ourselves too.
Natural Building Systems is working directly with farmers to develop a supply chain for the hemp fibre utilised within their unique prefabricated system. Combining the best of nature and technology to work towards an affordable, adaptable system of building for a more regenerative future.
For a further breakdown of this discussion see the timestamps below.
See the video version of this episode here: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/carbon-sink-homes-david-nicholson/
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More Formats from We Are Carbon:
[Shorter Video Format with Animations] - Can All Food be Regenerative. With Patrick Holden: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/can-all-food-be-regenerative/
[Story Telling Audio Format] - Soil (My Common Sense Take) : https://www.wearecarbon.earth/soil-path-to-whole-systems-thinking/
Explore ways to support this content: https://www.wearecarbon.earth/your-support/
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Timestamps:
00:00:00 - Intro
00:06:10 - Embodied carbon in buildings - the size of today's problem
00:13:30 - The transition needed
00:17:30 - Synthetic insulation - look at the bigger picture
00:22:00 - The properties of hemp & short life cycle crops
00:29:00 - Utilising short life cycle crops as a more sustainable resource than timber?
00:34:30 - Working & developing with farmers
00:43:30 - The biobased modular system of Natural Building Systems
00:54:10 - The experience for a builder / developer to work with NBS & adaptability
01:00:00 - The experience to live within a NBS construction 
01:05:00 - Collaborating / getting in touch / learning more

1 hr 8 min