Exploring the Importance of Employing Bio and Nano-Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings Construction

Mona Naguib, Mohamed El Fakharany

Abstract


The continued and increasing use of ordinary building materials to house the ever-growing world population ensures growing contributions of carbon (C) to the active carbon cycle through carbon dioxide (C02) emissions from combustion and chemical reactions in the raw material to the atmosphere. To minimize this, materials should be conserved, reduce their unnecessary use, produce them more benignly and make them last longer, recycle and reuse materials. Thus, paper will focus on exploring alternative building materials and systems that can be developed in order to balance atmospheric carbon dioxide.  It also presents the Bio-inspired architecture approach that embraces the eco-friendly practices of using Biomaterials and Nano-materials for sustainable dwelling construction through a number of examples that shows how a building can be strongly related to its site.


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Bio-Nano Material; Sustainable Dwelling Construction; Cradle To Cradle Materials; Energy Efficient Building Materials

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21622/resd.2017.03.1.141

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