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Innovative interpretation of low-carbon housing



As the first batch of low-carbon, environmentally-friendly and energy-saving residences in China, the "circular environmental-friendly and energy-saving student apartments" delivered this time have been carefully transformed and decorated into modular container houses from scrapped second-hand containers.


According to Wu Fapei, Vice President of CIMC, the container house apartment project that the group cooperates with Zhuhai Vocational and Technical College plans to use about 450 20-foot old second-hand containers. After the project is completed, 300 sets of student dormitories and some supporting facilities for office, living and entertainment will be provided for the school. The first phase of the project uses 220 old second-hand containers. The interior decoration materials mainly use steel structure, thermal insulation and fireproof rock wool board and wooden floor. Each room has independent toilets and shower facilities. The exterior facades are all made of environmentally friendly PVC materials to strengthen Measures such as windproof, leak-proof, electricity-proof, lightning-proof and thermal insulation of the apartment are implemented, and a high-efficiency and low-energy hot water system is used to ensure the uninterrupted supply of 24-hour hot water in the apartment. At the same time, CIMC is studying to add more high-tech additional products to its future products, such as solar heating, wind power generation, etc. The future container house apartment will be a self-supplyable apartment that can change different shapes. A new energy-saving apartment with zero emissions.


It is understood that there are currently about 20 million containers used in various logistics fields in the world every year, and about 2 million second-hand containers need to be scrapped every year. As a CIMC group that accounts for 60% of the global container usage, there are a large number of Various types of second-hand containers need to be scrapped. The scrapping method used in the past is to directly treat these decommissioned second-hand containers as scraps and then cut them for recycling, which not only increases secondary energy consumption, but also is not conducive to improving economic benefits. In addition to some paint peeling off and the appearance impact caused by the collision of the box body, the main frame of these waste second-hand containers is still good during use. The use of waste second-hand containers as the main unit of the basic unit to build container houses has effectively extended The service life of the container also provides a new idea for the transformation of construction mode.

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