Category: Construction

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Utilizing CO2 to Manufacture Building Blocks

In the past, we have highlighted companies like Climeworks – that captures CO2 to produce renewable fuels , and Eco-BLAC, which uses industrial waste to make bricks. Now, we would like to introduce Lignacite, an innovative company...

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Growing Trees into Art and Furniture

Did you know that ancient Greeks & Egyptians grew stools and the Chinese dug holes and filled them with chair-shaped rocks and grew tree roots through the gaps? Using these ancient techniques combined with modern...

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Utilizing Waste to Build Roofing System

In the past, we have highlighted companies like Ecovative – that uses mushroom to replace plastic foam, and Eco-BLAC, which uses industrial waste to make bricks. Now, we would like to introduce Re-Materials, an innovative start-up...

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Eco-Black – Bricks from Industrial Waste

Over 250 billion clay bricks are produced throughout India annually. This centuries-old product remains the subcontinent’s most commonly used building material, even as the environmentally detrimental production of fired clay bricks is responsible for...

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Extremis Technology – Robust Portable Shelters

Extremis Technology is an industry accredited R&D engineering company based between Norwich and Cambridge in the UK. Extremis designs and invents low cost, folding, stormproof portable shelter solutions which are manufactured under license worldwide...

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I-Beam – Pallet House

Nearly 21 million pallets end in landfills each year which can house over 40,000 refugees. Pallets are specifically designed for transport and delivery – so cost is negligible when carrying shipments of food, medicine...

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Hug It Forward – Bottle Schools

Hug It Forward is a multicultural organization operating at the grassroots level in the region of Latin America, with an emphasis in Guatemala. They facilitate education and awareness around improved trash management methods via...