A Habitat for Humanity home in Edmonton aims for net zero energy use, in part by taking advantage of the insulating qualities of precast concrete.
“Self-healing concrete” may soon be more science fact than science fiction, according to researchers who are using bacteria and other agents to seal cracks before they have a chance to grow.
30 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions comes from building construction. Can using trees instead of steel change that figure?
South Africa’s Moladi concrete system can construct an affordable, one-story home using mostly local materials and unskilled labor, sometimes in as little as a single day.
New technology from a Nova Scotia startup increases the amount of carbon sequestered in concrete.
Besides being aesthetically striking, the honeycombed walls and hollow spire of this concrete tower in Saudi Arabia create a natural air-conditioning system.
Maybe it’s not literally the “greenest street,” but the smog-eating cement, renewable energy systems and bioswales could make an impact if scaled up citywide.