Our current methods of building in most parts of the world cannot be maintained without pushing the demand on living systems into overload. Current building techniques require destructive mining: gypsum for sheet rock; iron for hardware, rebar and roofing; lime and other minerals for cement.
Current construction methods account for:
40% of the debris dumped in landfills
40% of the entire world’s energy usage
18% of all the world’s fresh water usage
10% of global carbon dioxide emissions
30 years of debt for the average home-owner