Newsletter - Get to Know Green Desert

ICF System Technologies

Welcome to Green Desert

Our ultimate goal is to develop affordable and eco-friendly homes. We combine Hirsch Maschinenbau’s engineering and processing expertise in expanded polystyrene (EPS) technology with insulated concrete form (ICF) building systems.

Partners will be able to operate in a “green” construction field emphasizing energy conservation principles associated with the above mentioned technologies.

About Green Desert

Green Desert provides quick, sustainable, and efficient construction methods using EPS and ICF technologies.

Green Desert is founded and registered in Madeira by Kurt Gustav Hirsch, who has 48 years of experience in EPS technology.

I have been active in the EPS (Styrofoam) Business since 1972
- Kurt Gustav Hirsch

Why build with ICF Blocks?

The ICF construction technology has the following benefits over conventional construction methods:

ICF Block Wall

ICF Wall Structure

  • Foundation Slab
  • Blocks Instalation
  • Stell Reinforcement
  • Concrete Pouring
  • Plastering
  • Finishing

The HIRSCH Satellite Plant is a mobile EPS Processing Plant to manufacture insulating concrete.

If operated in three shifts, the mobile plant has an annual production capacity of some two million ICFs, which can be used to build 1,000 to 2,000 family homes on average.

Turnkey delivery and project-related relocation to any site required are posssible within four weeks (without transit time).

I was Right! - Target Africa



AFRICA is the continent of
GROWTH, DEMAND, EMOTION and HAPPINESS.

Africa is a continent rich in mineral resources and extremely fertile soil.

Foreigners are increasingly driven towards this continent for the immense business opportunities as well as settling for an adventurous life style.

According to the United Nations, the population of Africa is expected to double within 40 years. In effect, this rapid population growth will in turn see the demand double with the next generations to come.

Green Desert aims to provide the emerging markets in the housing sector with the green and sustainable ICF (insulated concrete forms) construction technology.

ICF Block Wall

With this innovative ICF system, Green Desert will provide customers with long-lasting quality, energy saving, and cost/time efficient constructed homes.

With the energy efficient characteristics of an ICF house, daily costs will be reduced drastically. ICF housing is the financially affordable option to conventional construction offering families a climate controlled home. Families will increase their living standards in form of happiness, security and harmony.

ICF Blocks - EPS Final Product
A home is not just a roof over our heads – Kurt Hirsch.

Along with the sustainable ICF housing, Green Desert additionally offers micro solar systems to complete the sustainably cycle in the home.

As well as saving on daily energy costs, Green Desert aims to drive families into power independence to battle extreme power cuts and rising energy prices due to the rising demand on the continent.

Vision

Green Desert’s goal is to become the global market leader in ICF construction.

Green Desert aims to deliver innovative and environmentally responsible construction solutions in combination with “green” building and energy conserving technologies in the Southern hemisphere.

Hirsch Satellite Plant

The Hirsch Satellite Plant is a mobile EPS Processing Plant to manufacture insulating concrete.

If operated in three shifts, the mobile plant has an annual production capacity of some two million ICFs, which can be used to build 1,000 to 2,000 family homes on average.

Turnkey delivery and project related relocation to any site required are possible within four weeks (without transit time).

ICF Building Process

For design and construction, it’s hard to find an easier system than ICFs: hollow foam blocks or panels are stacked into the shape of the walls of a building.

The forms are filled with steel-reinforced concrete to form a solid structure, sandwiching a heavy, high-strength material between two layers of light, high-insulation foam.

The resulting walls are air-tight, strong, quiet, highly insulated, pest and fire resistant, and durable in the face of even the harshest weather.

The forms can be installed quickly and easily using common construction tools and equipment.

The industry’s wide variety of manufacturers, shapes, and sizes makes it easy to custom design smaller commercial structures.

ICFs are commonly used for industrial buildings, hotels, business parks, government facilities, schools, churches, shopping centers, and warehouses.





Philosophy

With internacional concept for…

  1. Local work for local people
  2. With own resources own products
  3. With plastic waste to blooming desert

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