Carbon-Negative Construction

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  • In the construction industry, companies and scientists are coming up with ways to make it more environmentally friendly.
  • Hemp combined with a lime-based binder to  create hempcrete which can sequester over 100 kilograms of CO2 per square meter.
  • An interdisciplinary team at the University of Colorado has created a type of living biocement that reproduces by capturing carbon dioxide. These buildings will be able to self-repair and adapt to the environment.
  • Companies are looking to create fungus panels to insulate and fireproof buildings while capturing carbon.

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