Rice Husks Making Cement Become Less Of a Polluter

Cement is made by heating limestone with clay at high temperatures, and is responsible for 5 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions, with a ton of CO2 released for every ton of cement produced. To reduce that figure, a team of researchers from the University of Dundee in UK, developed an environmentally-friendly cement made of waste organic materials, such as rice husks.

Affresol Homes Built From Recycled Plastic: 12% Cheaper, 60 Years Lifespan

It's a known fact that plastics, although they make up hellish environments if disposed randomly (read: "thrown away"), can be good friends if they are to be recycled and used in long-term construction works. Affresol, a Wales-based company, is about to launch a new range of homes and modular portable buildings, made from recycled plastics.

McDonald’s Conquers The Green World by Greening Up Their Buildings

Just when everyone thought that McDonald's can never be green, the giant in hamburger making yet again proved us all wrong. Not only that...

Rotterdam’s Floating Pavilion is Solar Powered and Developed to Withstand Climate Change

In order to face the challenges posed by climate change and its consequent rise of sea levels, Rotterdam has begun the construction of some...

The Honda Smart Concept House – EV, PV and Gas Generation

Smart homes and green homes are the newest wave. Homes that can do and be all that we need for them to be. If...

Greener cement for buildings and coastal structures

Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and can be found in almost any structure: from buildings to bridges to...

India Unveils its Second Green Airport

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, has inaugurated India's second green airport in Vadodara last Saturday. The first one was unveiled in Kochi last...

Apis Cor 3D Printer Can Build House, Only Uses 8kW of Energy

3D printing is taking off in a big way, and will soon be the foundation of manufacturing, medicine and home repair. One industry that...

Scrap Tires and Concrete Transformed Into Ecological Building Blocks

Concrete is one of the best materials the world has ever seen - you can see it everywhere. The problem is that when you want to dispose it, you suddenly have a problem - a big one. The same story goes with scrap tires - once used, they can hardly be dispensed of, or, in the best of cases - recycled.

Thailand Home Energy Storage Project Turns Solar Power to Hydrogen

Eco-friendly housing development in Thailand stores excess solar power, generated from rooftops, in the form of hydrogen. It is great to see that improvements in...