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GREEN ARCHITECTURE A NEW WAY OF LIVING INTEGRATED WITH NATURE

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ABOUT US ColFibrex is a company of innovation and technological development. We are Architects, Civil Engineers and Materials Engineers, with the vision that the future of the building is oriented towards the pursuit of non-conventional materials. We apply the most modern programs of structural design to fibers and resins of last generation, providing technical support needed by our clients.

MISSION ColFibrex designs, manufactures and markets products of innovation related to the sectors of construction and industry, providing its customers the latest technology with the highest levels of support in structural engineering and advanced architecture. ColFibrex is committed to the environment, providing intelligent, cost-effective solutions for a better quality of life, generating progress for the benefit of our customers, the community, shareholders, employees and suppliers. VISSION In 2014 to be pioneers and leaders, by our capacity for innovation and the excellence of our products, backed by our extensive technical experience and the application of the highest standards of structural design, offering the implementation of cutting edge technologies and advanced engineering processes to be recognized as one of the most prestigious engineering companies globally. QUALITY POLICY ColFibrex is committed to designing and manufacturing products of high quality, that give our customers total security, with the support and use of the latest technology, with competent and qualified staff, achieving continuous improvement of our company through a rigorous and strict control of processes.
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OUR PRODUCTION PLANT

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Can you imagine living under your garden, your flowers, your trees, in a green, vibrant, living environment? All this is possible thanks to the new Green-House System by ColFibrex. Fully waterproof and neat spaces built with pre-fabricated modules in fibers and resins of last generation, at reasonable costs and endless possibilities of design and comfort, quick Assembly and total security at engineering and construction level. Bio-heated homes thanks to the natural protection of the land, the plants, trees, roots, rocks, and everything that nature contains in its natural state. Clean Architecture , free from moisture and Filtrations, with 100% smooth surfaces, a hard to beat neatness, washable walls, rounded corners, high resistance, naturally lit open spaces and endless design possibilities, elaborated to satisfy our customer in 3D, through experienced architects and engineers, whose mission is to go beyond all your expectations.

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INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY Green-House by ColFibrex, is a prefabricated modular building system, made from composite materials, which has 108 pieces carefully designed to generate multiple possibilities of spaces, access, lighting, ventilation and connections. Its configuration allows a wide range of architectural designs, with interior space dimensions in width of 2.40 meters, 3.60 meters, 4.80 meters and 6.00 meters longitudinally, which can be sized from 2.40 meters with increments of 1.20 meters according to needs and a height varying between 3.00 and 3.20 meters. The magic of the 'green' and the effect of heat insulation, is provide by the earth side embankments with geo-textile, complimented with a vegetable layer on top. Both embankments and top layer are wrapped in a geo-textile weft open and covered entirely with grass or other vegetation that stabilizes the Earth in the long term by the action of the rooting. The Green-House system requires very simple footings: A running concrete beam, which provides a basis for anchoring the modules, provides enough support in most cases. The system can thus be set on a concrete slab or over a conventional basement system.

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TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS Green-House Technology offers the possibility of multiple applications, such as: 100% green homes, homes that produce food, homes for desert areas and homes for areas where there is snow: 100% GREEN HOMES THAT PRODUCES FOOD

GREEN-HOUSES 100% Green Homes covered with natural gardens, flowers and all the magic of nature. HOMES FOR DESERT AREAS

FARMING- HOUSES Arable Houses covered with vegetables and fruits that provides food to their Inhabitants. HOMES FOR COLD CLIMATES

DESERT-HOUSES Beautiful Houses covered with Sand, Rocks and Cactus of great freshness in its interior.

SNOW-HOUSES Bio-Climated Houses ideal for the snow. protected by the earth that saves energy during all the year.

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APPLICATION OF THE GREEN-HOUSE TECHNOLOGY FOR ECOLOGICAL PROJECTS


GREEN-HOUSES - 100% Green Architecture Bio-Climatic homes thanks to the natural protection of the earth, the plants, trees, roots, rocks, and everything that nature contains in its natural state.

Awesome Architecture, free from moisture and Filtrations, with 100% smooth surfaces; A hard to beat neatness. Washable walls and rounded corners.

Revolutionary construction system, registered with the library of the Congress of the United States as Green Technology and Patent Pending at a global level.

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APPLICATION OF THE GREEN-HOUSE TECHNOLOGY FOR OBTAINING OF FOOD FARMING-HOUSES Homes that produce food A new green technology generation. Homes with optimization of arable spaces in minimum areas that provide food to its inhabitants throughout the year, suitable for all climates and adaptable to all soil types.

Endless design possibilities, from minimum clearances for low income housing to recreational countryside dwellings in rural areas.

A new concept of dwellings that convert all of the terrain into a 100% growing space and can accelerate its productivity through automated hydroponic irrigation.

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APPLICATION OF THE GREEN-HOUSE TECHNOLOGY IN DESERT AREAS


DESERT-HOUSES - Houses built with Sand
The sand is an unlimited resource in many places of the world, such as Dubai, Sahara, Namib, Kalahari, Ogaden in Africa, Victory in most of Australia; the Gobi desert (or Cham), Kara Kum, Takla Makn, Arab desert, Rub to Khali, Syria, Judea, Sinai-Negev in Asia, and the deserts of Arizona-Sonora, Mojave, Atacama, Sechura and the dunes of Paraguana in America.

A never seen before constructive solution that offers economy, comfort and beauty at the same time, to produce a new generation of Architecture and Engineering that ensures freshness in its interior, reducing up to 20 degrees Celsius of temperature and generating great energy savings as a result.

Sand-Houses of an exotic beauty, which will blend completely into the landscape offering the possibility of living in a real Oasis of freshness.

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APPLICATION OF THE GREEN-HOUSE TECHNOLOGY IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS SNOW SNOW-HOUSES - Ideal housing for low temperatures
Materials engineering applied to housing solutions for extreme cold climates, able to withstand heavy snow loads, while maintaining a warm interior temperature.

Technology that combines composite materials of last generation and thermal insulation Add-ons that block the passage of the cold to the interior.

ColFibrex is synonymous of energy savings and total integration with nature, generating wide, illuminated and comfortable spaces of a beauty never seen before.

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RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SURROUNDING TERRAIN The Green-House system by ColFibrex is well suited to different types of terrain.

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CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

FOUNDATION The typical foundation, suitable in most cases, consists of a simple reinforced concrete beam with a cross-section of 30 x 30 centimeters, running under all the modules. This beam also serves to anchor the composite modules at the base.

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HYDRO--SANITARY INSTALLATIONS The pipes that carry the water to sink, dishwasher, sinks, toilets and showers, and drains, are installed in the same way as in any traditional building system, embedded in the Foundation plate or under the floor finishing, forming a horizontal network reaching points where they take and drains the hydro-sanitary appliances.

ASSEMBLY

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The Green-House modules are easy and fast to assemble. Each module comes with predrilled edges ready for bolting and sealing to each other, and to anchor to the foundation beam.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
The Green-House modules have pipelines on its back for wiring electrical system and hydraulic piping of hot and cold water. Simply you must trim off inside a rectangle to install electrical boxes or hardware needed for other pipes.

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DOORS AND WINDOWS Green--House modules include doors and windows tailor made to the technology in high weather resistance wood. These are shipped ready to be installed and include crystals.

GROUND COATING The earth berms that form the sides of the Green-Houses are formed with an outer reinforcement of natural fiber or polypropylene bags loosely filled with soil and are covered with a geo-textile mesh, through which the grass or other vegetation can grow. These geo-textiles reinforce the earth.

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INTERIOR FINISHES

DECORATIVE GARDENS

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The magic of the Green-House technology comes from the possibility to live immersed in a natural garden, in the middle of trees, flowers, fruit trees, trails and rest places to fully enjoy the nature that surrounds this wonderful Green architecture.

TECHNICAL STATISTICS Green-House Technology offers many environmental benefits : Sound insulation level Live load resistance on roof Seismic (Earthquake) resistance Energy savings (cooling) in summer Energy savings (heating) in winter Extraction of toxic elements from the air R value (resistance to heat transfer) : 63 DB approx. : 200 Kg per m2 : High (Sa=1.125g) : 80 100%. : 30% approx. : 90 kg per hectare\ year. : 6 approx.

A high rate of stabilization and protection against the harmful meteorological effects of climate change, solar storms, and UV radiation.

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GREEN-HOUSE PROTOTYPES Green-House Technology by ColFibrex offers endless design possibilities. ColFibrex has developed 50 prototypes, in different categories. To see all the Green-House prototypes please visit this link: http://colfibrex.com/en/disenos.html

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. How long will the production of a Green-House take once the contract is signed and the retainer fee is paid ? R/ A 100 square meter house takes 15 days to manufacture, but the exact delivery time must be arranged with ColFibrex at the time of the signing of the contract, since it will depend on various factors such as the production queue and the requirements of the customer with regard to optional items. Normally the process from the payment of the retainer fee to delivery will take thirty days.

2. How much time is required for the assembly and sealing of a Green-House ? R/ It depends on the size and complexity of the Green-House; a 1 bedroom cabin may take three days to assemble and seal (between three people), while a three-bedroom House can take 6 to 8 days.

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3. What is the approximate weight per square meter (M2) of the modules that make up a Green House ? R/ The modules that make up the Green-House have an average weight of 40 kilograms per square meter, if one takes into account the area of the house as per the floor plan. For example, a 100 square meter house will have a total weight of approx. 4000 kilos of composite material. From another point of view, the weight of the modules as per the surface area of composite material varies from 10 to 15 kilograms per square meter, depending on the type of module.

4. Is the Green-House system calculated structurally by engineers to withstand the weight of earth and vegetation? How much more can they support ? R/ Yes. The system is designed and calculated structurally by our engineers, using the latest spreadsheet software and simulation software, in compliance with national and international standards and the IBC, or international building code. Logically, these calculations are additionally supported by actual tests of materials and structures already completed. In general, they are designed to withstand the weight of 40 centimeters of soil and plants in the highest point of the structure, which is the most critical. Additionally, they are also designed to support 200 kilograms or more per square meter of live load, i.e., there may be people walking or sitting on them, as well as light structures such as kiosks or pergolas. You can also specify houses Green-Houses for more extreme conditions that can be buried completely underground with a meter or more of soil on top, at an additional cost.

5. What level of seismic movements (Earthquakes) can Green-Houses withstand ? R/ The specific conditions of each site and the relative location of each Green-House will influence the amplification or moderation of the wave that causes an earthquake, and this must be taken into account in any simulation of seismic resistance. However, considering that the Green-Houses are low structures, completely integrated with the surrounding terrain and with an ideal geometry based on curves and vaults, as well as a structural shell made of a flexible and strong material that can adapt to any movement of the Earth, they are perhaps the strongest structures imaginable. Under normal conditions, they can easily withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of 10 on the Richter scale.

6. Can Green-Houses be built in hurricane prone areas, or areas with very strong winds ? R/ Yes, provided they are in relatively high places that are not prone to flooding. The design of the Green-House system has several characteristics that are ideal for wind resistance: on the one hand the high weight of the Earth and its structuring with geo-textiles, and the way the modules are anchored to the foundation beams, guarantee optimum resistance to the suction and buffeting produced by strong winds. Also, the rounded shapes of the earth covering, its low height, the way it integrates and literally becomes a part of the surrounding terrain, presents a profile with the lowest possible resistance to the passage of the wind. Logically, the design of doors and Windows in these areas must be equal in strength to the conditions that may arise.

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7. What is the expected durability of a Green-House ? R/ The materials used in the modules are of the highest quality, and as long as the instructions of the technical manual are strictly adhered to, and all additional materials (sealants, fasteners, waterproofing, geo-textiles) are used according to specifications, you can expect a lifetime of use with very little maintenance. With the passage of time, the necessary maintenance or repairs that are needed are also very easy to handle. The most important thing to take into account is that the material of the modules, (Fiber Reinforced Polymer, or FRP), is impervious to the passage of time; in the favorable conditions given in the Green-House in which they are protected from the Sun and the weather by the soil covering, the modules will last for many lifetimes. 8. Are the Green-Houses susceptible to humidity problems and water filtration, being covered by soil and vegetation ? R/ Not at all, provided you carefully follow the installation instructions, and recommended techniques and materials are used. The Green-House structure consists of modules which are assembled using stainless screws and epoxy and polyurethane adhesives and sealants, ensuring complete tightness. This is very important, since the material used in the modules that make up 95% of the structure is completely waterproof, and the only possibility of filtration occurs in the joints. Following instructions and carefully assembling the modules ensures a perfectly water-tight environment over time. 9. What type of maintenance do the gardens covering the construction is finished ? Green-House need, once

R/ The type of vegetation used is always dependent on the climate conditions of the area where the system is installed. As in any garden, if you use plants endemic to the region, in many cases you can have zero or very low maintenance gardens. What must be taken into account in this case is that when you build an earth-sheltered house such as the Green-House, the surface of the Earth reverts to its natural state. You can decide to modify or improve these conditions, for example with improved soils, watering systems, and ornamental plants, or anything else that is feasible in your area. 10. What is the exact shape of the walls in the Green-House system ? R/ The walls are straight up to a height of 1.60 meters from which point they arch inwards forming a vaulted space with a maximum height of 3.20 meters. 11. Can you hang things like paintings, cabinets, or TVs from the walls ? R/ Yes. Fastening elements, fixed to the walls with special adhesives, such as two part epoxy and in some cases adhesive polyurethane sealants like those used for sealing the modules should be used for this purpose. First clean and sand the surface of the module where you want to set the element to ensure a good bond, and follow the instructions of the adhesive to be used. In the case of very heavy elements that have a strong leverage effect that may exceed the capacity of the adhesive (as in the case of a projecting arm for a 50" TV), it will be necessary to fix this item before covering the walls with earth, in order to put through-bolts that then can be sealed from the outside according to instructions provided by ColFibrex regarding the specific case. You can also use the areas where there are unused electrical ducts for securing screws, since these pipelines form a double layer that prevents the formation of any possible leaks.

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12. What is the process of structuring the earth walls and roofs of the Green-House? Can I use the same soil from the excavations for the foundations and such ? R/ The Green-House system is well suited to building on land with diverse topography, and often on sites that would hardly be suitable for other types of buildings. In sloped terrain, for example, the system presents solutions that in many cases eliminate the need for costly retaining walls to form flat areas where to build, since the House itself becomes part of the land. In most conventional systems it is necessary to excavate and remove the top layers of soil, and then replace with fill materials suitable for this purpose. In the Green-House system you can save the topsoil to then replace over the house, as well as any other underlying soils, which can be easily modified and used to form the earth walls and berms. The various treatments that can be used to structure the ground around the Green-House depend on several factors that include the topography of the terrain and the types of soil contained in the necessary excavations for the foundations of the Green-House. In general terms the land cover is structured by means of geo-textiles where necessary to strengthen it, for example in berms with steep slopes on level ground. This topic, which is relatively extensive because of the different types of soils and terrains, is discussed in some depth in the Technical Manual. 13. Can you plant trees on top of the Green-House ? R/ Yes, you can plant trees species of moderate size with non-invasive roots in parts of the house with a suitable depth of Earth. For example between connecting spaces, as well as on the earth berms around the House. Directly on top of the spaces where there is little thickness of Earth, it is preferable to plant smaller species. However, even in these areas the depth of Earth is approximately 40 centimeters, enough to plant large shrubs if you wish. It is important to get advice on local plants and planting techniques from people in the region. 14. Can you grow crops on the Green-House ? R/ Yes, it is possible. The type of crops you can grow will always depend on the climate conditions of your area. 15. What type of foundations is required by the Green-House system ? R/ The typical foundation system, applicable in most of cases, is a simple reinforced concrete beam 30 x 30 centimeters in section, that goes under all the modules and which also serves to anchor them. However, a soil study is important (as for any construction), to determine the soils load bearing capacity and other characteristics which may affect the foundations. 16. How is the Green-House anchored to the foundation ? R/ Green-House modules are easily anchored to the foundation beam using expansion bolts placed in holes drilled into the beam, or if you prefer, anchor bolts can be fixed in these holes with epoxies designed for this task. Any elements used must be stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized and treated with anti-rust coatings. The relevant details can be found in the Green-House Manual.

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17. What material are the Green-Houses made of ? R/ Green-House prefabricated modules are made of FRP, or Fiber Reinforced Polymer. We use resins, which have a high content of recycled PET (Polyethylene Teraphthalate), the material used to make the containers of soft drinks, water and other liquids. The environmental benefit obtained by using these waste materials, is one of the many contributions of the Green-House system to the environment. The resulting material is suitable for any climate, 100% waterproof, zero toxicity, and perfectly inert chemically, as well as immune to pests, fungi, and rodents. 18. Can Green-House walls be painted ? R/ Yes. CoFfibrex delivers modules finished in white sandable gelcoat, which can be painted after a light sanding with #150 paper. We recommend exterior-grade acrylic paint or other similar quality paint. 19. Can new spaces and rooms be added on to a Green-House after it is finished ? R/ Yes. The system supports the connection of additional modules, but future growth should be planned from the outset so the appropriate parts can be left in place. 20. What happens if a crack is accidentally made in one of the walls, can I fix it ? R/ The force required to crack a module of the Green-House system is very high and is not likely to happen accidentally, since it would require a strong blow with a steel cutting element or something similar. However, if this were to happen the repair work is relatively simple with elements, which may be obtained in a hardware or construction materials outlet. 21. Are Green-Houses good for very hot or very cold climates? Can I get technical and engineering documentation that endorses the extreme weather conditions that Green-Houses can withstand ? R/ Yes. The system manual contains an extensive chapter on the climatic properties of the GreenHouse system, with figures, graphs, and tests of the system under various conditions. In addition, it contains an annex with design recommendations for different climates. 22. What is the R value of the walls and earth roof of the system ? R/ The R value or heat transfer resistance value of a Green-House, is approximately 1 per every 10 cm of Earth. A typical Green-House has an average of 60 centimeters between walls and deck, which would give an R factor of 6. However, the thermal character of the mass of the Earth is quite different from the materials designed and used principally for the resistance to the transfer of heat (R value) such as polystyrene or polyurethane foam. When changing from soil to a less massive "insulating" material, you should understand the design performance with regards to heat capacity of the building and/or soil mass (K-value). A massive soil wall or roof can store heat energy to even out the temperature swings of day--lightweight insulation does not perform this way. The thermal value you get from 18 inches of soil far surpasses the 4.5 R-value (0.25 per inch). The use of earth as a large capacity heat storage makes it possible not only to reduce such buildings demand for heating and cooling energy, but also helps to preserve the local microclimate.
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23. Is it possible to have skylights in the system ? R/ Yes, skylights are designed for some components in the system. 24. Can air conditioning or heating systems be installed in a Green-House ? R/ Yes, easily; in general terms, air conditioning and heating systems are supremely efficient in the Green-House system, due to its thermal qualities. 25. Can ventilation or air extraction ducts be installed wherever needed ? R/ Yes, small diameter ventilation ducts with or without extraction fans can be installed in most areas as long as they are specified in the initial design so that they can be incorporated into the production of the modules.

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WORLDWIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVES ColFibrex currently has sales representatives in the USA, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Guyana, Uganda, Slovenia, Chile, Ecuador, Curacao, Bahamas and Colombia. New Sales Representatives Worldwide are continuously being considered. Our goal for 2014 is to have sales representatives in 100 countries.

CONTACT US In ColFibrex our customers are our greatest treasure and our reason for being.

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