Responsible specification

Socially responsible architectural specification:

In the temporal world we live in, our time is calling for architects to be socially responsible in their design and decision making. The specification and integration of modern technologies into our building forms and spaces is a step in the right direction.

An example of this kind of ingenuity in the building industry is ‘plastic grass-covered rooftops’ to power your home.

“Each blade is coated with nanowires and indium tin oxide on either side. As the wind brushes the blades, they come into contact with each other, allowing electrons to pass from one piece of grass to the next and generating an electric current as a result (the same principle that causes static electricity). The researchers predict that a 300m² rooftop would produce almost enough energy to power a home on its own.”   David Nield – 14 January 2016

Read more at ScienceAlert here