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Manguissa Eco Homes

Prefab raw earth building to relieve the housing crisis in africa

October 2020

Manguissa Eco Homes

Prefab raw earth building to relieve the housing crisis in africa

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date October 28, 2020
From France
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

A new way to build green and affordable, including and with specific dedication to low income citizens, Messibat International has developed an innovative and totally new eco-friendly and affordable building material, that will have profound impact on our built environment and the (very-) low and middle income population, among others. MESSIBAT INTERNATIONAL has developed an autonomous Eco-neighborhoods concept in energy, drinking water and sanitation, to propose innovative solutions around Internet access, wastewater treatment, access to drinking water, access to energy, by breaking free from the often failing centralized networks. The offer is therefore adapted to the requirements of diasporas and worldwide markets: comfortable and connected. It comes in a range of solutions made to adapt to the different requirements of the market.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Prefab earth is one of the most sustainable materials available. It has around 70% reduction in embodied energy compared to brick.
  • A modular formwork system can be removed and reused during several decades

The Financial Benefits

  • The energy efficient prefab walls of minimum 30 cm thickness provides great protection from extremes in climates and reduce the cost of wall construction by 30% compared to a cement bricks wall

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Company Profile

Messibat International France

Offer construction materials with very low environmental impact.

Headquarters 13001 Marseille, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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