Those who know about sustainability and green design are familiar with bamboo. Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, and although it looks like wood, it is technically a grass which can be found on nearly every continent. What sets bamboo apart is its growth system, which generates a root system that produces 30% more oxygen and sequesters 35% more carbon than a like sized timber forested area. This growth pattern allows bamboo to grow faster and straighter than any know tree species, meaning a shorter maturity period, i.e. a more renewable resource.
Lamboo. Designed by Lamboo Inc.
Bamboo is currently being used in many interior applications, from furniture to finishes to flooring, making it an icon for green design. Plyboo is a well-known bamboo product that can be used for flooring or other surface treatments. It has a beautiful grain pattern, which can be either flat grain or end grain, creating two very different but equally attractive looks in a space. Along the same lines as Plyboo, Lamboo is a structural material made from bamboo. Lamboo Inc. is a research, development and manufacturing company that draws from many fields of expertise to produce sustainable design technology. Lamboo is an engineered structural bamboo that outperforms traditional structural materials as well as reducing environmental impact. Lamboo has 3 times the structural capacity of timber, achieving longer spans with less material. The use of Lamboo in a project can add up to 4 LEED credits for rapidly renewable materials, low-emitting materials, environmentally preferable materials and lifecycle/environmental impact.