The housing affordability crisis is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today. Access to decent, ‘affordable housing’ is fundamental to the health and well-being of people and the smooth functioning of economies. Most cities struggle with the dual challenges of housing their poorest citizens and providing housing at a reasonable cost for low and middle- income populations. The huge affordable housing demand and inadequate supply have created a big void in the market.
Hexpressions is a product service innovation providing affordable, fast, modular, and sustainable homes to all sections of the society with a new age construction material called “Composite Paper Honeycomb Panel”. This new age wonder material has the capacity to replace the traditional construction materials and reduce the carbon footprint on the planet. The project largely focuses on environmental issues (paper waste) and societal issues (housing affordability & social integration) addressing the housing affordability crisis and social exclusion from society. The aim of the project is to support underserved communities with a permanent shelter. The solution empowers people by providing training and skill development to build their own homes and live a dignified life. Composite Paper Honeycomb Panel combines with plywood, steel, plastics, FRP, and many other materials as the combination faces to form some of the strongest composite panels for its weight and dimensions. It is also more economical than most materials, thereby making it an ideal choice. As a product made from recycled paper and eco-friendly glue, it is a boon to the earth as a 100% bio-degradable, non-polluting, eco-friendly material. Large- scale usage of paper honeycomb can drastically boost the aim of preserving nature.
Scalability and Impact:
The innovative & sustainable construction system transforms the complete life cycle of the built environment, literally. During the construction process, panels on-site are fabricated to minimize the transportation cost and installation time. In the end, when the product life cycle is over, the panels are dismantled and sent for recycling. Hence the overall carbon footprint on the planet will be 80% lesser, 10x faster, 30% more economical than any traditional construction methods presently available in the market.
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