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Startup makes pre-fab high rises like Boeing makes airplanes, aiming to reduce emissions

Diana Olick of CNBC reports on Assembly OSM and its mission to decarbonize construction.

The C3 Take
  • Assembly OSM uses a modular construction model to make high rises, which the company claims can lower building-related emissions.
  • The company focuses on buildings that are 10-30 stories high and assembles them offsite.
  • By going offsite for assembly the company uses fewer trucks which reduces the carbon footprint of a project by 70%.
  • Assembly OSM also uses more energy efficient materials, leading to fewer building related emissions in the future.

“Real estate accounts for 40% of global carbon emissions if you include the entire process from construction through operation and the inevitable destruction. Cutting the time it takes to build a building and the number of workers and vehicles needed on site can help reduce those emissions. Unlike other pre-fab builders, which largely do low rises, Assembly it is focused on high-rise buildings between 10 and 30 stories high. That will offer the biggest impact on both the current housing shortage and climate change.”

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