Smart materials for green buildings

Today’s buildings are responsible for 40% of the global use of primary energy. New paradigms in building technology, where materials play a central role, can lead to massive energy savings and can be instrumental to improve air quality, as well as providing a platform for renewable energy technologies and sinks for greenhouse gases. 

'Incremental improvement of known materials never changes the world, but just one new material may, since novel materials often form the basis for technological paradigm shifts.'
26 FEBRUARY 2024