Framework employs a new model of sustainable construction called "Low Carbon" to what has otherwise become a (largely) technological pursuit. The low carbon strategy is pursued by using a wood structural system that provides carbon sequestration and demonstrates a measurable reduction in carbon emissions through new and sustainable supply chains.
Preliminary calculations show probable embodied carbon savings in the structure alone of over 60% compared to a conventional structure, with potential for a carbon negative structure if sourcing, end-of-life, and transport are managed stringently. This is preliminarily estimated to result in 1,824 tons of CO2 emissions offsets*, which is equivalent to taking 348 cars off the road for a year.
Framework is also aggressively targeting innovative sustainable building strategies when compared to an average building of the same size:
o Targets energy savings of 60% when compared to code, which is equivalent to 33 single-family homes being powered for a year.
o Targets water savings exceeding 30% compared to code, which is equivalent to the yearly water needs of 19 single-family homes.
* Based on industry averages for North America responsibly sourced wood.