Tag: concrete

  • Stop the all-concrete approach

    Stop the all-concrete approach

    Concrete dominates today’s buildings. And yet it has major shortcomings. It consumes a lot of water and energy, produces a lot of CO2 and lasts only 80 years at best for reinforced concrete. What’s more, it doesn’t provide sufficient protection from the heat, leading to increased use of air conditioning, which in turn exacerbates global…

  • Protecting water

    Protecting water

    We recently received instructions to save water. We all agree that water is a precious resource that must be preserved. Why aren’t the big water consumers targeted by these measures? Intensive corn, cotton and soya farming, concrete buildings and golf courses consume a lot of water. What specifically is being done to curb the massive…