VISION & VALUES

Vision

A natural industrial revolution creating global positive impacts on the climate and the environment

 

Mission

To innovate and manufacture bio-based construction systems on an industrial scale

Values

Our products reflect our values. We believe true sustainable buildings do much more than merely lower operational carbon (such as reducing heating needs). They should also consider environmental impacts, embodied carbon, adaptation and health. These are what we call our Deep Green Principles.

 

A. Environment

Minimise cradle-to-cradle environmental impacts.

 

  • Use fast-growing, renewable and abundant materials

  • Use materials which can be reused, reprocessed, recycled or composted at the end of life rather than ending up in landfill.

  • Design for disassembly (easy to take apart at end of life)

  • Encourage renewable energy systems

  • Use no toxic processes or chemicals

  • Use no petro-plastics

  • Replicate globally to maximise impacts

 

B. Climate crisis mitigation

Minimise cradle-to-cradle carbon.

 

  • Minimise carbon embodied in materials (harvesting, manufacturing, transport)

  • Sequester carbon efficiently in materials (e.g. fast growing hemp captures carbon at 5 x the rate of timber per hectare)

  • Use locally sourced materials

  • Minimise carbon in operations 

  • Minimise carbon at end of life (avoid landfill or energy intensive recycling)

C. Climate crisis adaptation

 

  • Adapt to increasing trend of overheating (with smart materials which store excess heat in the day - and release at night - like our smart IndiBreathe system rather than air conditioning).

  • Adapt to heavy rain and flooding - in buildings and in resilient crops like hemp. 

 

D. Health and Comfort

 

  • Create excellent air quality

  • Create steady indoor temperatures with smart materials (warm in winter, cool in summer).

  • Create steady humidity with smart materials (no condensation, no mould - our smart IndiBreathe system passively regulates temperature and humidity)

  • Remove toxic Volatile Organic Compounds off-gassing into buildings

  • Reduce pulmonary risks indoors (e.g. black mould, dust, asthma)

  • Make materials healthy for builders and electricians to handle, cut and install - no carcinogenic dusts, no lung or skin irritations.

E. Fabric first

 

  • Prioritise insulation, specialised materials, air tightness and good design

  • Limit high carbon, energy intensive technological solutions for heating, cooling and air quality: smart materials like IndiBreathe can regulate these passively.

  • Emphasise high quality and detailing

F. Social & economic impacts

 

  • Reduce risks of fuel poverty by providing affordable, healthy and high-performing building systems for all.

  • Offer local manufacturing, distribution and agricultural supply chain jobs 

  • Locate production facilities in areas in need of regeneration

  • Revive historic textile industries and traditional crops

  • Establishing a closed-loop self-sustaining circular economy

  • Become a B-Corp company upholding social values in-house

  • Replicate globally to maximise impacts

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IndiNature is the trade name of Industrial Nature Ltd.  A company registered in Scotland, registered number SC550281.