Paint with graphene makes buildings more energy efficient

Paint with graphene makes buildings more energy efficient

Pure lime absorbs CO2 and helps improving the air quality.

The Spanish paint factory Graphenstone claims that his new developed paint, which consists graphene, preserves buildings by improving the thermal properties of the structures.

The paint with graphene consists of 98% pure lime. According to The Graphene Company, the paint is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paint. Pure lime absorbs CO2 and helps improving the air quality.

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Buildings, biggest opportunity reducing carbon

Low CO2 opportunities for Buildings (2)

CO2 emissions savings as high as 5.8 billion tonnes by 2050 WorldWide

Buildings are the biggest opportunity to reduce carbon for cities. A study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that, if implemented globally, energy efficiency measures in the building sector could deliver CO2 emissions savings as high as 5.8 billion tonnes (Gt) by 2050, lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 83 percent below the business-as-usual scenario. 

Most of these technologies are commercially available today and many of them deliver positive financial returns within relatively short payback periods. Read More

EU Materials Passport Platform ready for testing

EU Materials Passport Platform ready for testing

The passport intents to decrease the loss of materials value after being used in buildings by reusing them at the same level of quality.

A new tool for materials banking across Europe, the Materials Passports Platform prototype, is live. 

The new BAMB Materials Passports platform will fill a gap in the marketplace by providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ to describe Circular Economy value across the building cycle, especially for using and re-using components and materials, and reducing generation of waste.

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BAMB New Business Models

EU Materials Passport Platform ready for testingBAMB 2020 is creating new business models to accelerate a circular use of materials, building components and/or building elements.

The business models will look into ways to create added value for each stakeholder and the identification of current bottlenecks within this new value chain. Developing business models will also require the identification of the business capabilities that are needed to be built/enhanced for the prioritized business components. Read More

Build Solar with SunBlocks

Build Solar with SunBlocks

Building integrated Solar Cells with SunBlocks

Scientists at the British University of Exeter developed a new way of generating solar energy: SolarBlocks.

These glass blocks can seamlessly be integrated into a building’s architecture and increase the efficiency of the solar cells that are incorporated into it. Read More

New: Carbon absorbing stone

Carbon absorbing stone

Green Construction Works! this is the carbon absorbing stone

This new stone is absorbing carbon during the production process. The ‘Compensatiesteen’ (Compensation Stone) is a spectacular revolution for the constructions industry.

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Green Cement is a growing Market

Green Cement is a growing Market

Green Cement is a growing Market

The global market for Green Cement is expected to more than double between 2016 and 2024 as sustainability becomes a priority for the construction industry. 

The global market is estimated to grow at a substantial pace in the next few years, thanks to the rising encouragement from governments across the world. Read More

New Cement with huge Carbon Reductions

New Cement with huge Carbon Reductions

If successful, the new cement will generate more CO2 reductions annually than all the traffic in a country.

Prof. Dr. Ir. H.J.H. Brouwers (University Eindhoven) investigates whether cement can be made of a steel industry waste: slag (metallurgy).

If successful, the new cement will generate more CO2 reductions annually than all the traffic in a country. Read More

Circular insulation materials for a better future

Circular insulation materials for a better future

Since the industrial revolution, we use cheap energy sources and special materials such as high strength concrete, carbon and mineral wool. The downside is an increasing use of fossil fuels and scarce earth materials, global warming and increasing environmental pollution. It is generally recognized that, in order to reverse this trend, we need to develop a circular economy.

Circular isolation materials can safely be composted or reused at a high quality level. Better for a healthy living and for our environment.

The circular economy aims to maximize the reuse of products and commodities and the prevention of value destruction.

Contrary to our current linear system, which transforms raw materials into products destroyed at the end of their lifespan. Read More

Recyclable Rubber saves billions

Recyclable Rubber Is Possible

This Rubber House is named for its use of recycled rubber conveyor belts screwed onto the exterior of the home to serve as roof and cladding material.

PhD Laurens Polgar has created recyclable rubber.

Until now, rubber was only reusable as low grade product, for example used as pegs or paving stones.

By using a different system, Polgar has made rubber that is completely recyclable to new rubber, while maintaining all its properties.

Polgar won with his invention the Benelux finals of the prestigious Falling Walls Lab and is allowed to participate in the European final in Berlin. Read More

BetterWorldConstructions

green architecture

BetterWorldConstructions Green Architecture and Urban Development

BetterWorldSolutions intents to start a new platform BetterWorldConstructions connecting regional and national networks of sustainable builders.

The focus will be on CO2-reductions in the construction sector.

Low Carbon Constructions

We have chosen to change Circular Infrastructure into Low Carbon Constructions. Why? Because there are a lot of advantages to transform our build environment using biobased building materials, low carbon concrete, recycled products to a completely circular economy.

Proven advantages:

  • millions of tons of emissions
  • it prevents the shortage of raw materials
  • the good air quality (indoor and outdoor) improves health
  • 100% recycling possible so its completely circular

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SeaFarm – sustainable food production

SeaFarm - sustainable food production

The University Wageningen concluded that recent cultivation research has led to a reduction of costs of more than 50%. Sustainable seaweed cultivation is necessary to develop new production and market chains!

Let’s introduce to you the SeaFarm: It’s one of the solutions to secure food, feed, green chemistry and energy in the near future.

As per United Nations:

“The world population is predicted to grow to 8.3 billion in 2030 and to 9.1 billion in 2050. By 2030, food demand is predicted to increase by 50% (70% by 2050). The main challenge facing the agricultural sector is not so much growing 70% more food in 40 years, but making 70% more food available on the plate.”

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First Circular Tomato Farm

First Circular Tomato Farm

Sundrop Farms: The company that’s growing food in the desert. Complete circular and green

This tomato farm in Australia is the first agricultural facility of it’s kind, combining solar power with desalination and countering the requirement for fresh water and fossil fuels.

The firm celebrated its grand opening in Port Augusta, South Australia, last Thursday.

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MobileFactory: Haiti’s first debris houses

MobileFactory

MobileFactory: Haiti’s first debris houses

MobileFactory – a dream becomes reality

It is time to demonstrate how to change the world!

Dangerous debris that destroys people’s lives and their surroundings will soon be transformed by The MobileFactory’s The Flying Dutchman into high-quality building materials for poor people to build their own safe, dignified homes. Read More

A complete circular building

Thomas Rau created a real circular building

Circular building is more than reusing the existing structure. All added materials, such as the concrete tiles, furniture and the insulation material, are recycled products and materials.

How do you give four dated bunched offices a second life without wasting material? Simple: build circular.

Energy Company Liander did it.

We have seen it. And it’s an amazing ‘new’ future proof and circular building. Read More

Smart Cable Guard: safeguards any medium-voltage underground cable network

Smart Cable Guard

Smart Cable Guard: You will receive immediate alerts of any faults, including recurring hidden faults (self-healing breakdowns) that are difficult to detect by conventional methods.

DNV GL’s Smart Cable Guard online monitoring system safeguards your medium-voltage underground cable network by pinpointing weak spots and faults.

This online multi-functional monitoring system saves millions because of it’s early warning system that prevents your area from electricity breakdowns.  Read More

3D printing with recycled plastic

Recycle your own coffee cubs for your 3D-printer

Recycle your own coffee cubs for your 3D-printer

3D printing is booming. But most of the 3D-printing entrepreneurs use new plastics for their prints.

Better Future Factory has developed a machine with which people can recycle their coffee cubs for 3D-printing.  Read More

3 denim collections from recycled ocean plastic

Pharrell Williams Curates Collaboration Between Bionic Yarn And G-Star Turning Ocean Plastic Into Denim

Pharrell Williams Curates Collaboration Between Bionic Yarn And G-Star Turning Ocean Plastic Into Denim

3 denim collections out of 2 million plastic containers recovered from ocean coastlines.

That is what Raw For The Ocean’ and ‘G-Star did, making their new fashionable collection 2015 from ocean plastics. This is how the production process is done.

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Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

‘Cauca project’ in Colombia developed with recycled plastic components by Concepts Plastics

Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building homes for the homeless, using discarded plastic. 

We give credits to the guy who came up with this invention. He is helping so many people and families.

Let’s ensure this solution spreads all around the world. Not just for homeless, he can sell it for sheds, storage, parking garage etc… Great idea!!! Read More

Lego saved 7,000 Tons packaging

Lego saved 7,000 Tons packaging

Lego was built on plastic. Now the Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it.

Lego’s mission is to gain a positive impact in the world. With a successful strategy, the Danish company already saved 7,000 tons of packaging materials.

This was said by Tim Brooks, vice president environmental responsibility. Read More

BREEZE: a zero-energy hotel

Hotel BREEZE

World’s first zero energy and circular hotel. This is Hotel BREEZE

Hotel BREEZE’s air conditioning performs entirely circular. Without mechanical ventilation.

This innovative concept called the ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ (EWF) concept has been created by Engineer Bronsema.

Briefly the EWF works with falling water, sun and wind. Read More

Futuristic Straddling Bus

3D bus

If the straddling bus will be charged with the help of electricity then the roof of the buses can be connected with the electrical powering channels

A giant bus that drive over cars to save space? Youzhou Song presented this futuristic concept. China will build some huge buses that will allow smaller cars to pass by under them in order to relief urban traffic.

It’s biggest advantages are: saving space and car emissions. This transport concept drives on electricity and solar power. Read More

Build your plastic recycling machine

PreciousPlastic machine recycles plastics

Spread the word!
This helps the project so much! Make sure to share this information around so others know they can start. The more people know about this project the more plastic that gets recycled!

PreciousPlastic developed DIY machines that enable everyone to build a little plastic machine to recycle all the plastics you can get. For free. 

The machines are made with basic tooling and materials that should be easily available, wherever you live.

Now share it into every corner of the world and let the recycling begin!

Start your own little plastic recycling workshop

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Drinking water full of drugs

Drinking water full of drugs

Until the time, all countries are able to filter their ‘clean’ drinking water from drugs: Let’s avoid flushing drugs.

Our sewers are pharmacological pools, filled with drugs. Think of traces of painkillers, birth control pills, beta blockers, antidepressants and more.

The sewers are filled with drugs through our urine and because people are flushing the old drugs in the toilet. It can not be filtered out completely. 

Moreover, an aging population means rising drug usage, which is not without consequences for humans and the environment. So what are we gonna do about it? Read More

Drones to plant billion trees

planting trees, using drones

Drones plant thousands of times more seeds and only needs one worker to pilot multiple drones

Drones to plant a billion trees?

According tot Lauren Fletcher, former engineer at NASA and CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, this is possible.

Flatcher has developed drones that will carry pre-germinated seeds, dropping them in pods from 3 meters above the ground. With drones, he claims to be able to replant 36,000 trees a day.

That’s about one billion trees per year at 15% of the costs of hand plantation. Read More