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  • Article - 15 Feb 2023
    After water, concrete is the most extensively used material in the world. However, the concrete industry accounts for a significant portion of total global carbon emissions - estimated at 4-8%.
  • Article - 13 Jan 2023
    The world’s environment is in crisis. Symptoms of this crisis include rising sea levels and more catastrophic flood events, especially in urban areas. But the human population is still growing, and...
  • Article - 25 Nov 2022
    Architectural glazing has the benefit of improving thermally efficiency. This article discusses the importance, deposition techniques, and commercial applications of thin films in the field of...
  • Article - 28 Oct 2022
    Transparent wood has been gaining traction recently as an advanced functional material that could replace glass and plastic in consumer applications. According to a recent life cycle assessment study,...
  • Article - 22 Jun 2022
    Analysts have calculated that utilizing wood in 80% of new residential building projects in Europe alone would absorb 55 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). This would effectively halve the CO2...
  • Article - 29 Apr 2022
    There is a wealth of options when it comes to building insulation materials. Bulky fiber materials like fiberglass and cotton, rigid foam boards, polyurethane, and straw all get used in different...
  • Article - 29 Apr 2022
    Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent; it has wide applications in construction. This article examines some of the different types of glass used for construction.
  • Article - 26 Apr 2022
    There is a small revolution in home design currently happening – the tiny house movement. In an age of increasing urban sprawl and the consequent problems that a burgeoning world population brings,...
  • Article - 19 Apr 2022
    Air conditioners consume a lot of energy, which has a negative impact on the environment as well as our electricity bill. Because of the growing demand for energy, increased fossil fuels are being...
  • Article - 28 Jan 2022
    The construction industry is experiencing poor profit margins and falling orders, and there is a dire need to improve its productivity. Research in the journal Buildings takes a look at modular...
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