BioMason’s bricks “grown” with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

March 1, 2016 by  
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BioMason is inching closer to commercially debuting its eco-friendly “grown” bricks , which they say could be on the market as early as next year. Since its founding in 2012, the North Carolina startup has been pushing to revolutionize the world of building materials in a way that slashes carbon emissions by using bricks grown from sand and bacteria, instead of firing traditional bricks. An increasing number of architects and builders are looking to sustainable construction materials in response to the growing demand for green buildings, and BioMason’s emission-saving biobricks fill a unique niche in the market. Read the rest of BioMason’s bricks “grown” with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

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Eco Village community starts to build Germany’s first Earthship

October 15, 2015 by  
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USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Designs

March 24, 2014 by  
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Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple and unexpected building material — wood. With so many modern buildings made of concrete and steel, it may seem like a strange choice, but the truth is that new technologies are already producing incredibly strong, lightweight, and flame-resistant timber that could drastically reduce building time and carbon emissions compared to conventional building materials . Read the rest of USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , carbon footprint , eco friendly buildings , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Construction , tall wood buildings , usda , USDA building contest , wood building , wooden highrises , wooden skyscrapers        

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Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children

June 26, 2012 by  
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The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burmese refugees , cdc school , eco construction , eco school , green dorms , refugee accommodation , refugee relief efforts , Sustainable Construction , thai refugees

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Astronauts To Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard The International Space Station!

June 20, 2012 by  
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The 2012 London Olympics is just around the corner, and for the host city the event has cost millions of pounds and taken years of planning — but one team of astronauts think they can create their own games without the expensive resources. Instead of watching the games like the rest of us, the crew of the International Space Station are planning on holding their own zero-g version of the Olympics! Read the rest of Astronauts To Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard The International Space Station! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental impact , Green Olympics , international space station , international space station olympics , london 2012 , london olympics 2012 , Olympic Games , olympic games 2012 emissions , space olympics , Sustainable Construction , zero-g olympics

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