According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buildings are responsible for 39% of total energy use. What is green urban architecture and could it allow cities to expand without the harmful environmental effects?
The building and construction industry is moving towards using more sustainable materials. Hempcrete is a building material made from hemp, a plant from a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species, but how does it compare to concrete?
Lime is one of the oldest building materials in existence and can be used to make many different types of mortar. Find out about the different types of lime, including lime putty and hydraulic lime.
Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, can be used in the construction industry. What is additive manufacturing of concrete, and how can the practice be advanced?
Scanning electron microscopic analysis has been used to maintain the quality of building materials. How can electron microscopy be used to examine bacteria and toxins in building materials?
The construction industry needs to reduce its environmental impact for sustainable development. How could industrial hemp be used as an alternative a to traditional building material?
Hemp, a plant that is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species, can be used to create an environmentally friendly building material. What is Hempcrete?
Today’s green buildings are based on practices which build on the use of processes and designs covering the whole of the building’s life cycle.
Green buildings are designed around a philosophy of preserving and improving the natural environment.
Green buildings are designed and constructed around the principle of preserving and enhancing the natural environment rather than affecting it adversely.