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Concrete made from wood. How about that!

Swiss researchers may have found a radical way to make concrete greener, lighter and easier to recycle – by manufacturing it from wood.

green solar

Would more people buy solar panels if they were green?

Green solar panels that blend in with nature; red solar panels on a terracotta roof; white solar hidden on a wall. Researchers have discovered a way to turn typically black and blue solar panels a shade of green, and potentially any colour imaginable.

Want better concrete? Just add plastic

Concrete infused with plastic can create stronger, more flexible structures, reducing the material’s global carbon footprint and redirecting plastics from landfill, according to a study by MIT students.

How to calculate the wellbeing benefits of plants

How adding plants to walls and roofs can improve indoor environment quality. New research by RMIT and the University of Melbourne has a few of the answers, and an app to help.