Bill Gates Invests Vantem Company : Net-Zero Architecture


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A startup construction company——Vantem manufactures high-efficiency, net-zero modular architecture at competitive costs and low carbon. The company recently raised a Series A round of investment from the Bill Gates-founded firm. Net-zero architecture, buildings that produce as much energy as they use, are typically cheaper to own than standard housing. Still, they often involve high construction costs since they require advanced building technologies and engineering. They aim to change this dynamic by employing modular construction technology.

1. The introduction of modular construction

The modules are built of large structural panels. The architecture, with proprietary technology, has built-in high insulation, providing an efficient thermal envelope. The panels are made from refractory materials, making them resistant to high temperatures and protecting the structures from fires. The company reports that the resulting modular units are hurricane and earthquake resistant. This modular systems simplifies construction and reduces costs and delivery times while also being well-suited for a wide range of regions and climates.

2. The introduction of the Vantem

The company first launched in South America and the Caribbean. After an extended period of testing, code approval, and building proofs of concept, it has deployed its system in over three million square feet of living space in countries such as Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and the Caribbean. The company partners with local developers at each location to build new factories. The company plans to build 15 factories in the U.S. over the next seven years, each capable of producing a million square feet of dream homes each year.

3. The belief of environmental protection  

The world annually adds approximately 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, trapping heat and driving up global temperatures. The only way to avoid the worst impacts of climate change is to stop adding greenhouse gases by 2050. The company is founded on the belief that innovations in all industry fields are the solution to replacing the greenhouse gas-producing tools, we currently rely on with a new set, powerful enough to give everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy.

4. GETO Precast Mould System and precast concrete production also have the similar advantages in a real case.

① Lower labour cost. Extendable steel structure and automated control system can replace manual operations with machinery and it saves up over 40% of labour cost.

② High construction efficiency.GETO Precast Mould System casts all the structure of the building at once, including the deck, side walls, bottom plate, doors and windows, thereby reducing the overall time to form the prefab structure. Compared with the traditional steel formwork, the on-site efficiency is increased by more than 50%, providing customers with efficient products and services.

③ Environmental protection products. GETO Precast Mould System conforms to the world’s green and low-carbon trend. GETO practices the trend of global low-carbon economy and the green building concept advocated by governments around the world, and puts the concept into practice in its products and services. PPVC Module technology is gradually replacing traditional building technology, adding power to the world’s environmental protection cause.

GETO PPVC Automatic Steel Mould
GETO PPVC mould

Yishun North GAIA
Yishun North GAIA, 11 towers were formed by 2444 precast units, produced by 42 sets of GETO PPVC module or moulds

One Bernam
One Bernam, 59 sets of PPVC moulds were supplied by GETO company for the project

All in all, GETO adheres to the business philosophy of “customer-centered, result-oriented”, and is committed to providing clients with high-quality products. GETO takes the initiative to assume social responsibility and innovates products in line with the world’s environmental philosophy.

Source: https://www.archdaily.cn/cn/986240/bi-er-gai-ci-tou-zi-de-chu-chuang-gong-si-vantem-zheng-zai-jian-zao-gao-cheng-ben-xiao-yi-de-jing-ling-zhu-fang

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Published: Aug 15, 2022

Last published: Jul 30, 2022