Intelligent façades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

(Jena/Germany) Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button, façades, whose color can be changed according to the sunlight, façades and window parts in which transparent photovoltaic modules are integrated or in which microalgae are being bred to provide the house with its own biofuel: This is what the buildings of the future could feature, or at least something similar. Continue reading Intelligent façades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

Much water data collected by voluntary citizen scientists

Russell Rhodes holds up a water sample he pulled from Lake Fayetteville and points to little green specks floating in the jar.

“That is algae,” said Rhodes, a former biologist and college professor.

Rhodes is one of thousands of citizen Continue reading Much water data collected by voluntary citizen scientists

Realising the Urban Vertical Farm

The award-winning One Central Park building in Sydney unveiled its 116-metre vertical garden and expansive green public space, while over in Milan, Italy, architect Stefano Boeri finally realised his Bosco Verticale project, which houses 900 trees Continue reading Realising the Urban Vertical Farm