Construction

Can concrete really be sustainable?

What’s Going On Here? Concrete – which has been calledΒ the most destructive material on EarthΒ – is getting a green makeover… What Does This Mean? Concrete companies around the world are working to create a lower emission material that will be less harmful to the planet. Pioneering experiments include injecting carbon dioxide into the concrete to lock it in and keep the greenhouse gas out…

How A Lick Of Paint Will Help You Live Longer

What’s Going On Here? The star of the show at Ecobuild 2018 wasΒ Airlite photocatalytic paint which improves air quality both inside and outside buildings. What Does This Mean? To start with: Photocatalytic = Photo (light) + catalytic (speeds up a reaction) So… by activating natural antioxidants in the air, the paint helps to capture and destroy pollutants like nitrogen oxides (using light). Lab tests suggest 100m2 of…