Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation
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Yale CEA researchers collaborated with SOM LLP and Buro Happold Consulting Engineers on the multi-scalar urban to building systems integrated approach for total on-site net-zero energy, water, material lifecycle, across living and non-living systems designs.
Doha, Qatar, 2015
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Additionally, we developed structural systems that protect fragile coastline ecosystems without destroying native mangrove forests while suppling all energy, water and most materials locally and sustainably from the dig out and excavations. The ecosystem design included on-site safe sustainable water and temperature exchange with the gulf through water canals. After solar driven desalination, all potable water is delivered through the canal system and grey water and black water are both recycled into plant based bio-remediation systems and community gardens.