In Senegal, 75% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are generated by building activities. With strong urban growth, construction is particularly dynamic in West Africa.
However, construction techniques, often modelled after Western countries, appear to be poorly adapted to tropical and Sahelian climates: a transformation of architectural design and material choices is therefore necessary, in order to enhance both the comfort and energy efficiency of the building.
Typha, a wild plant, is interesting from an energy point of view and could contribute to meeting the challenge of sustainable construction. Interview with Ernest Dione, project TyCCAO coordinator . Why the choice of Typha? Typha is the plague of rivers in West Africa. This harmful and invasive reed is multiplying at (...)