Necessity is the mother of invention, the incredible increasing in fuel, energy, and lumber costs, makes CEB offer a significant reduction in construction cost, because CEBs is used entirely as a wall system, the remaining costs, which can represent 70-80% of the total cost of the home, will be the same as conventional building. For example, the cost of the roof, windows, cabinets, etc. are the same for a framed and CEB home. Building the wall of a home typically represents 20-25% of the total cost of a home. In other words, the wall of a conventional home may cost $160,000 to 200,000 for an $800,000 home if we used lumber and or SCB.
Estimated cost on a per block (CEB) basis average approximately $4.20 per (7″ X 14″ X 4″) stabilized block and $ 4.00 per unstabilized. A 1,000 square foot home with double exterior walls may need approximately 10,000 blocks. So, $40,000 to $42,000 would be the block costs because not all blocks need to be stabilized.
This difference between the $160,000 to 200,000 and $40,000 to $42,000 give a lot of breathing room for finishing the CEB walls and enable low to middle class earners buying or owning dreams become closer to true.
Our Mission and Vision Statement
Our vision is to become the leading brand in the compressed earth blocks building materials industry in Canada wide and export to international markets as well to establish a one stop 100% Canadian earth building materials supply physical and online stores.
Our mission is to establish a world-class earth building materials business that will make available a wide range of earth building materials from top manufacturing brands at affordable prices builders, homeowners, developers.
KMA is developing, innovating new natural product and structural techniques to improve the quality, safety, and attractiveness of the building, and setting which we live, work and play.
The scope of our new innovative project is very broad and will be commercialized as per our completed case and feasibility studies. We often work with urban and interior designers, structural engineers, landscape architects and members of other professions to incorporate their effort into a total buildings model to be more adaptive to the new challenges of severe climate change and the negative impact on our lives.
So, the building science researchers, practitioners, communities, and government bodies increasingly comprehend the fundamental contribution of low and energy efficient building design and a natural resource-based products to improve urban climate conditions and resilience to warm and cold weather.
KMA researchers and environmental specialists are proposing alternative wall construction system as a new wall construction using CEB (Compressed earth Blocks) that makes a healthier environment, lower embodied energy and CO2 while creating an environment that is 80% more energy efficient to operate.
Benefits of using CEB technology aren’t limited to energy saving, but designed and oriented to take the best advantage of solar energy and to reduce about 80% less energy consumption than solid concrete blocks.
In other words, our innovation/ project is investing in a new technology by using CEB to meet the new requirements of net zero emissions and provide a thermal comfortable to achieve real progress in human wellbeing and provide a permanent solution for severe climate change challenges in BC.
There are sufficient scientific knowledge and experimental evidence that can prove and testify the suitability of compressed earth blocks as load bearing wall material comparable with the conventional ones.
The object of CEB innovation and research is to determine the compressive strength, durability, and energy efficiency and de- carbonization elements of compressed earth blocks material matrix with different stabilization levels using natural site soil and modified soils.
The expected result of this project supports the newly suggested urban housing design paradigm that connects urban planning, urban and architectural design, affordable construction green materials with zero-emissions and renewable energy systems, to regulate the sustainability measures of what can be called, the 5th generation of urban settlements in BC.
Our innovation is to explore new scientific findings and evident regarding the significance of passive design strategies on improving sustainability measures, especially when combining the design with energy and cost-efficient materials as if CEB used in the walls’ construction system – load bearing system- and the impact of CEB on the reduction of energy consumption, carbon emissions and indoor thermal discomfort.
Proposed technology ultimate goals and benefits
Compressed earth blocks have been found to be an excellent walling material that can replace the expensive concrete/cement blocks and help to provide affordable housing for low and middle class –income earners where the middle class don’t have the financial ability to afford the down payment, monthly mortgage, and lack of adequate financing from banks. CEB will significantly improve the middle-class purchasing power to offset the increasing cost of construction materials in particular the costly walling materials by 25% and will assist builders to generate more revenue which is cost effective solution to improve British Columbians housing accessibility and affordability with special focus on middle to low-income classes.
Establishing net zero emissions
Establishing net zero emissions is essential goal of our proposed technology and essential requirement for sustainable environment.
Confirm Canada’s commitments towards climate change requirements for zero emission by 2035 for better adaptation towards new climate change challenges and place BC as industry leader within scope of transitioning to green economy and sustainable environment.
Reduced Energy Consumption
CEB inner and outer mass cycles in a 6hrs lag time and since the outer rows isolated the inner with air, the inner is allowed to store conditioned air (Heat or cold) and release it in a 6hrs towards cold evenings lag without input from the exterior and that means more efficiency in energy and lowering energy consumptions to meet recent changes to BC step code and BC building code edition 2018 9.36 and sub codes and the new revision for this purposes which means a significant cost reduction for consumer and provide more thermal comfortable.
Less energy over entire lifecycle:
Compressed earth blocks not only help to reduce the amount of energy required for the structure to function effectively with comfortable inhabitants, but they also require the least amount of embodied energy of any building material to produce.
CEB has excellent thermal performance due to the thermal mass of the earth blocks, reducing heating and cooling costs. And a significant reduction in construction costs as a cost-effective solution instead of Concrete.
Regulates Humidity Breathability and cut energy by reducing load on air-conditioning:
Clay plasters on the interior and lime plasters on the exterior allow the walls to breathe. This is another way that the energy consumption of the structure is reduced. The regulation of humidity through the breathability of the walls reduces the need for air-conditioning systems.
Design improvements and modernization to the earthen wall system has allowed for vertical and horizontal walls to be reinforced just like any other form of masonry construction giving design professionals the ability to design against disasters using well known and prescribed techniques.