Saturday, January 7, 2017
Wooden Laboratory - Periodic Table of Videos
Just about every single thing that we do damages the environment.
At the very least - even if we go as neutral and non-pejorative with that idea as we can - everything that we do changes the environment.
Bit by bit we're figuring out that we can't keep doing that with every building that we erect.
Here's a great video of how the University of Nottingham planned out their most environmentally-friendly laboratory building yet.
They used as little steel and cement as they could, made sure their systems were efficient, brought in natural light wherever they could, included photovoltaics with the windows, and tried to find a way to 'do science in a fundamentally different way.'
Separately, I recommend checking out the entire YouTube channel of Periodic Videos from the University of Nottingham. It's more chemistry than it is material science, but it's fun stuff.