Build Better

Stories about innovations in construction that will help decarbonize cities.

Stories about innovations in construction that will help decarbonize cities.

For More Sustainable Affordable Housing, Just Add Mushrooms

7 min read

Architect David Benjamin is bringing his biology-inspired recipe for construction materials to an affordable housing project in Oakland, California.

‘The Green Steel of the 21st Century’

4 min read

Cheap, strong and plentiful, bamboo has been used in Hong Kong for ages as an ultra-sustainable building material. Other countries are catching on.

A Notorious Invasive Plant Shows Promise in Green Construction

4 min read

Imported from Japan in 1876, kudzu strangles forests and farmland throughout the South. Could it build cities instead?

A Better Way to Build

2 min read

In our new ongoing series, Build Better, we explore how advancements in construction are leading the way toward decarbonized cities.

A Building Material That Consumes CO2 Has Finally Come to the US

5 min read

A false association with drugs that banned ‘hempcrete’ from the US residential building code has been lifted, paving the way for widespread use.

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