Compressed Agricultural Fiber Panels (CAF PANELS)

Empowering Business Latin America in Guatemala in partnership with International Green Structures (IGS) uses alternative construction system to help solve the housing crisis with an affordable and environmental housing solution. The IGS system consists of a renewable raw material with no carbon footprint. The homes are built with ´4X8´ Compressed Agricultural Fiber Panels (CAF PANELS) and Galvanized Steel Structures over a Concrete Foundation. The alternative construction system is a turnkey solution reducing by over 50% construction time. The panels are used for interior, exterior walls and on the roof. Below are benefits using the IGS alternative construction system for affordable housing for the base of the pyramid and working middle class in emerging markets.


  • Fast and Easy to assemble
  • Easy to transport and handle
  • Reduce construction time by over 50%
  • 20% less costly than traditional construction
  • Environmental
  • Zero toxicity
  • Thermal and acoustic
  • Generates local jobs
  • Creates a second income for farmers locally
  • Reduces gas emissions
  • Generates growth productivity and new capacity building skills in rural areas

Other Structural uses

  • Homes                                                
  • Office Wall Partitions
  • Disaster Relief Shelters
  • Exterior/Interior Walls
  • Mobile Health Clinics
  • Schools
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Permanent home structures