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5 REASONS WHY FABRIC STRUCTURES CAN HELP YOU BUILD SUSTAINABILITY



As market leaders in performance fabric architecture, Tenthouse® Structures supports sustainable design in the wilderness environments we operate, where eco-systems are sensitive, and conservation is of the utmost importance. As specialists in lightweight building solutions, we’d like to share with you how fabric installations can contribute to more sustainable building practices:

  1. Enclose large spaces with fewer materials.

  2. Reduce your carbon footprint.

  3. Spend less time on maintenance.

  4. Uplift communities with skills transfer.

  5. Relocate and re-purpose an installation.

ENCLOSE LARGE SPACES WITH FEWER MATERIALS

A unique quality of tensile and other tensioned fabric systems is their high strength-to-weight ratio and ability to withstand extreme loads. The creation of large, free span roofs with tensile minimises the amount of supporting steelwork required to build sophisticated, secure, and highly comfortable habitats resulting in highly energy efficient construction.

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Prefabricated and compact, the lightweight components are easily transportable, rapidly deployable and require smaller teams to install compared to traditional bricks and mortar construction. This not only limits energy consumption (pollution and costs) in logistics, materials and build time, but local environmental impact is also decreased.


SPEND LESS TIME ON MAINTENANCE

Tensile membrane structures can endure extreme weather conditions and a fair amount of animal interaction. They offer an extended product lifespan unmatched by traditional tent roofing and do not require constant maintenance. This is particularly prevalent in wilderness environments where site interventions need to be kept to a minimum.


UPLIFT COMMUNITIES WITH SKILLS TRANSFER

The kit-form engineered components require supervision and small specialist crews on site. However, installation techniques can be taught, and local sub-contractors can be employed which supports skills transfer and the empowerment of custodian communities.


RELOCATE AND REPURPOSE AN INSTALLATION

Tensile fabric structures can be designed for rapid demount-ability, relocation and repurpose. Providing the investor with long term site planning flexibility and extended functionality after useful life.







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