Entries by UserBLD

IndiNature Creating Sustainable Bio-based Construction Materials

IndiNature is a construction systems company that creates sustainable insulation called IndiBreathe to directly combat climate change. The construction industry annually produces half of carbon emissions and landfill waste while using half of natural resources. Developing sustainable architecture is a necessary step in mitigating these detrimental effects. IndiBreathe insulation is created from natural materials instead […]

Nature Based Solutions are Cost Effective

G20 finance ministers have recognized nature based solutions are the most cost-effective investment to protect and repair the planet. Mitigating climate change through grey infrastructure costs over $300 billion a year while nature based solutions pose a cheaper, more effective, and sustainable option. Despite the advantages of natural solutions, they receive only 2.5% of public […]

Plans for Zero Waste Charlotte, North Carolina

Circular Charlotte is a circular economy initiative aiming to make Charlotte, North Carolina the first zero waste city. Of the 944,171 tons of waste Charlotte send to the landfill every year, 26.3% could be recycled. Implementation of the circular economy throughout five initial case studies plans to increase the total amount of city recycled waste […]

Circular Designing is the Future of Sustainability

To create a sustainable and regenerative planet, waste must not only be managed and recycled, but cut out in the product design phase. Circular products are built from renewable resources and recycled materials. Circular design is the process of rethinking a product for easier recycling, more reusability, and less environmental impact. Many circularly designed items […]

Insulated Fabric Design Based on Octopus

Alon Gorodetsky designed a material that allows users to regulate its insulating power. The material is comprised of a rubber sheet with copper pieces placed close together which trap heat inside. When the sheet is stretched, the copper is pulled apart and heat escapes. This design is based on the process cephalopods use during camouflage. […]

The World Bank Reports Nature Based Solutions as Cost-Effective

Shifting from engineered infrastructures made from steel and concrete to nature based solutions is more cost-effective and sustainable. Water based natural disasters have significant negative effects on the world population. To mitigate these issues, the World Bank has implemented over 100 projects using nature based solutions, helping countries around the globe. Read more here.

Stormwater Management in Copenhagen uses Green Infrastructure

The “Cloudburst Management Plan” in Copenhagen is designed to mitigate city flooding in the event of severe storms that are becoming more common. Past infrastructure and underground drainage systems were not designed for these large volumes of water. Excess water is led by nature-based drainage systems utilizing green above-ground paths, buildings, and streets to urban […]