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Bread, cakes and pastries may be tasty, but few of us realise it takes a lot of energy to produce them. Industry is now looking to change this
Many companies in the textile sector are investing in more sustainable production methods as a way to save energy, reduce costs and limit environmental impact
A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the future of renewable buildings
The Turkish case of a big company facing the challenge of cost-cutting and environmental impact
A wider use of waste and an accurate evaluation of the context are crucial to improving the sustainability of one of the most important sources of renewable energy in Europe
From thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for new ways to save energy and increase comfort in public buildings
New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing building stock
Innovation in the construction industry will play an important role in reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency — though developing new materials and methods is only half the battle. Convincing architects and homeowners of the performance and long-term financial benefits of a new product presents a significant challenge.
Currently a niche in construction, their high potential benefits in terms of energy saving and overall cost to the environment give them significant appeal for the future
Bacteria may be the key to produce useful bioplastics from the gasification of urban waste
A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium.