Innovative materials and new trends (chapter 2)
From materials to resources
Following the first part of this blog, there are different successful experiences in sustainable architecture, also known as green architecture. In this field, it is increasingly common to experiment with new materials and trends. And because sustainability has thousands of faces, some focus on ecological materials and their impact and others who face the energy challenge. For sure, you noticed facades and roofs made with photovoltaic materials to capture the sunlight for transforming it into energy. So why don’t we turn every surface of our building into a sustainable resource collector? Which are the difficulties and the benefits of those practices?