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  • Cardboard is a great thermal insulator, having R-values per inch of about 3 or 4 h·ft²·°F/Btu. The problem with cardboard is that when it is recycled, to be used again, it must be broken down to pulp. A solution to this would be to use recycled cardboard as structural insulation in Structural …
    Johannes Schneider (1), Delaney Boyd (2) (1) Dipl. Ing.(bau), Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering at University of British Columbia (2) B.Sc., M.E.Des., Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Design at University of Calgary Given the common use of conventional plywood for floor and wall sheathing, it is…
    Inspired by the “Luminate” wood panels by Ambro Australia, these wooden wall panels would be perfect for interior or exterior homes demanding both more light and life in the room, as well as a more sustainable construction practice than other wood products. Combining the sustainability of Recov…
    BioBuild starts in the forest.  Planning and process schemes must be able to encompass both an end goal in the form of a plan, design, or specification which leads to a sustainable material approach.  A BioBuild is a comprehensive series of process, systems, and components that work together to m…
    Mycelium is a foam-like root system produced by most varieties of fungus. By breaking down organic compounds found in the growing substrate, mycelium is able to advance its body to the outer limits of its container. When these limits are similarly of organic composition it fuses itself to these mem…
    With 51% of the global population living in an urban setting and an annual increase of 1.5-2% forecasted, addressing the main challenges of city living is paramount to ensuring wellbeing. The main concerns in urban areas are clean drinking water, waste management, air pollution, transportation and …
    Polyurethane foam made from kraft lignin shows substantial potential as insulation.  Current research indicates very good thermal properties as well as dimensional stability.  This foam should be used in structural insulated panels as well as in acoustic insulation between rooms. Because kraft li…
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