Living algae facades cover buildings, sucking in CO2 and sun to produce renewable energy

Living algae facades cover buildings, sucking in CO2 and sun to produce renewable energy

The world’s first bio-reactive facade, where glass panels cultivate microalgae to produce renewable energy, was unveiled on a residential building in Hamburg, Germany in 2013. 

Since then, the technology has significantly improved, making the facade system an integral part of a building project that automatically provides heat and warm water.

Mashable and Arup are working together to showcase innovations from around the world that help make construction more sustainable. Read more…

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