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10 April 2017
Genetic investigations are the latest tool for busting unsafe microorganisms and improving air quality in buildings Usually associated with humid and sordid slums, mould is a frequent finding in wealthy homes too. Even the fanciest buildings may harbour hot spots where fungi and other ... Read more
  • 23 January 2017
    “Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as dust, spores, moulds, and those produced by human activities like ... Read more
  • 21 December 2016
    From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction industry is chasing breakthrough solutions to insulate buildings and ... Read more
  • 17 November 2016
    Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air ... Read more
  • 21 April 2016
    A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the future of renewable buildings Mark Miodownik will never forget the day he became obsessed ... Read more
  • 1 February 2016
    The impacts of the Paris Agreement on green business environment: The role of the private and public sectors, the effects in terms of legislative & legal frameworks and possible benefits for ... Read more

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