Cement production is one of the world’s leading contributors of CO2 emissions. Now, US researchers have combined sand, a hydrogel, and bacteria into a living material that has similar strength to cement-based mortar.
Gaobeidian Railway City in China has the largest Passive House project in the world, showing how to scale energy efficient building. This single project totals 330,000 square meters of certified Passive House buildings.
A 3D-printed cement paste could one day be used to make buildings more resilient to natural disasters, claim US researchers. The paste actually gets tougher the more it cracks. That would make it an invaluable new material.
Mayors from 19 American cities have formed a coalition to push green energy initiatives in their cities and make all buildings net-zero by 2050.
In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion.
The four-bedroom house was constructed using a patented 3D printing method called BatiPrint3D. The printer works by printing in layers from the floor upwards.
Known as the Active Classroom, the energy-producing classroom stands as a shining example of what is possible as the U.K. and other nations attempt to transform their energy systems in response to climate change.
A new study Futurology: The new home in 2050 provides insights into some of the trends we are likely to see 30 years or more into the future.
More than 30 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions emitted by cities are generated by buildings alone, according to National Geographic.