Perth-based company Mirreco’s first prototype microhome made out of its hemp building panels is set to be built as part of LandCorp’s ultra-sustainable community development in Fremantle.
SolarVille is a prototype neighbourhood that combines solar energy and blockchain technology to explore how communities of households could create their own renewable energy network and trade their excess energy directly at below market price.
In the UK, proptech startup Ehab is using blockchain to decentralise the development process for the likes of prefab and 3D printing companies so that they can produce more affordable and sustainable housing.
EXCLUSIVE: Blockchain might be the missing ingredient that prefabricated homes need to go mainstream. According to Aurecon’s fourth Buildings of the Future report, provided exclusively to The Fifth Estate, “leapfrog” technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to dramatically change how buildings are designed, constructed and managed. The report said that blockchain, a […]
Blockchain energy startup Enosi, established last year with joint founder Solar Analytics, is based on the premise of “helping the little guys succeed against the big guys” and driving the transition to Grid 2.0.
The appeal of decentralised energy models is being underestimated in a market where consumers are wary of traditional energy retailers, says LO3 director of public policy Con Van Kemenade.
Residents of the Evermore apartment complex in Perth’s White Gum Valley will be able to directly trade solar energy with each other, in what is one of the first examples of peer-to-peer energy trading in the residential space.
Liverpool City Council in the UK is set to launch a year-long trial using carbon offsetting and blockchain technology to more than offset its greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2020 and become what it calls “the world’s first carbon-positive city”