Porous concrete for save dry roads

permeable concrete, sustainable infrastructure, storms, road, saves lives, water, flooding

Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

In Europe we know this permeable or porous concrete saves may lives during the year. Why? Because the road stays dry, even with stormy weather. And we will face an increasing lot of storms the upcoming years.

A lot of countries don’t invest in permeable concrete. But maybe this system will change their minds.

Porous

Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

The average motorist appreciates the comfort of the porous coating. But there are also disadvantages:

  • higher costs for construction
  • less skid resistance of the road surface immediately after installation
  • reconcilable problems in combating snow and ice

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Underground water buffer resolves freshwater deficit Agriculture

water storage, fresh water, technology, agriculture, sustainable infrastructure, reverse osmosis, salty water, climate change

The underground water buffer creates a robust freshwater supply, without expensive reversed osmosis

Climate change must take into Northern parts of the world with wetter winters and drier summers. That means less fresh water in the period when farmers there are most in need.

Underground water buffers will help the farmers. Since the summer 2015, a new underground water storage technique has been tested successfully. Read More

What if waiting for a red light is fun?

Nobody likes to wait for a red light. That makes traffic lights the most dangerous spots for pedestrians in the city.
But what if waiting is just fun. Introduced in Lisbon Portugal. Watch the video Read More

Doing international business and cooperation?

startup, investment, finance, water, energy, sustainable solutions

Looking for international business?

When you expand your business to another country, you need competent and trustworthy partners. BetterWorldSolutions helps you find them. Our business database contains thousands of companies, NGO’s, Universities and scientists. Read More

Green / Blue Cities Of The Future

Sustainable infrastructure, climate change, water crisis, drought, floods

Green, Blue Cities are Climate Proof

Worldwide, urban areas have to deal with climate change.  Consequences:  to much water, drought and not enough drinking water. It’s time for climate change adaptation. More water and flora (making the city greener) will make the city more resilient during periods of extreme rainfall or drought. Read More

65% of China is running out of water

Climate change, clean water, drinking water, China, groundwater

China is one of the world’s largest water-using nations and is considered by the UN as one of the 13 countries with serious shortage of water.

China is running out of water. People in cities like Shanghai already search for water by drilling for groundwater themselves.

Throughout the city you see water hoses hanging at private houses providing groundwater because the supply of water from the tap is already for months heavily rationed by the government.

Already, water is scarce for two-thirds of China’s 660 cities and as China’s economy expands, so will its demand for water. Read More

Passive buildings big reduction of your CO2 footprint

green building, sustainable infra, CO2, carbon footprint, passive hause

A passive house is a sustainable construction that provides you with a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, when compared to traditional households.

Interested in building your dream building and saving on your energy bills? By building a passive house, you can benefit from reduced heating bills, and at the same time, have a positive impact on the environment.

A passive house is a sustainable construction that provides you with a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, when compared to traditional households. Read More

Houton ®: ‘green’ concrete with wood

Sustainable architecture, concreet with wood dust

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Houton ® is concrete in which wood has been processed.

This raw material combines the positive properties of wood and concrete. Wood does not normally bond with cement because it is an organic material.

However, by adding Megatrax® to the product it is possible to make concrete containing 30 to 90% wood. Read More

Hydropower screw turbine for nature park

Hydro power, renewables, landustry, turbine, water fall

The hydropower screw turbine is a fish friendly, efficient device for converting the potential energy in water to electricity.

Landustrie delivered a hydropower screw turbine to the Penllergare Valley Trust in Wales, UK.

The Trust welcomed the screw turbine as its electricity production is an important financial corner stone of the wood’s restoration program.  Read More