Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

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Nairobi

ECOLOGICAL

PAVILION

Yale CEA partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme and SHoP Architects, to demonstrate a series of biomaterials innovations from our collaborators across the United States and Africa.

UN Nairobi, Kenya, 2019

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Yale CEA: Anna Dyson, Hind Wildman, Nick Novelli, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly-Etman, Kipp Bradford, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christopher Preusch, Marshall James, Paulo Pinheiro, Sheldon McLoed, George Graham, Adam Katzman, Abena Bonna


Yale University: Eric C. Ryberg, Chiheng Chu, and Jaehong Kim at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University


UN Habitat Team: Vincent Kitio, Francesca Calisesi


UN Environment Team: Sophie Loral, Catherine Beltrandi

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Alexandra Rempel (2017)

Industry: Branch Technology, Ecovative Design, Strawtec Building Solutions Ltd, HeliOptix LLC


Academic/ National Labs: University of Rwanda, University of Nairobi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya Building Research Centre, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nairobi

Image: Nairobi Ecological Pavilion in UN Nairobi, Kenya

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can we invent new innovate circular material economies?

team

Yale CEA: Anna Dyson, Hind Wildman, Nick Novelli, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly-Etman, Kipp Bradford, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christopher Preusch, Marshall James, Paulo Pinheiro, Sheldon McLoed, George Graham, Adam Katzman, Abena Bonna


Yale University: Eric C. Ryberg, Chiheng Chu, and Jaehong Kim at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University


UN Habitat Team: Vincent Kitio, Francesca Calisesi


UN Environment Team: Sophie Loral, Catherine Beltrandi

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Industry: Branch Technology, Ecovative Design, Strawtec Building Solutions Ltd, HeliOptix LLC


Academic/ National Labs: University of Rwanda, University of Nairobi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya Building Research Centre, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Alexandra Rempel (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

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This installation is intended to demonstrate strategies for solving the global environmental and human crisis associated with housing insecurity. The systems we are featuring show construction materials from post-agricultural waste such as coconut, bamboo, rice, corn, and mycelia. It is also featuring modules, components, and small-scale demonstrations for energy systems, water purification systems, and sensors to monitor the environmental conditions of the structure.

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To emphasize transformative and innovative sustainable construction, systems, and ideas, the Yale Center for Ecosystems + Architecture collaborated with the UN Environment on an exhibition of future building materials, systems, and environmental strategies, all housed within a unique pavilion, entirely 3D printed and made of biodegradable bamboo, designed by the internationally renowned firm SHoP Architects.

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