How algae could improve the air quality of our towns and cities


From smart thermostats that can be managed using our cellphones to energy efficient lightbulbs and rooftop solar panels, today’s buildings use a wide range of technology to reduce their environmental impact.

In London, a system has been developed which could transform the way buildings look and behave.

Architectural and urban design practice ecoLogicStudio has produced what it describes as a “photosynthetic building cladding system.”

Called PhotoSynthetica, it uses solar energy to take carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants out of the atmosphere. The panels of the system harbor a solution containing algae microbes.

In the latest episode of CNBC’s “Sustainable Energy” Marco Poletto,…


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