Construction, Architecture, BIM, CAD, Sustentability
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Innovation — Potato peels

Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials

Potato peels traditional building materials

Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials

Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials Many of the typical building materials used in construction — like medium-density fiberboard (MDF) — contain toxic materials and formaldehyde, plus they have a shockingly short lifespan and a negative environmental impact. But now there is a new option to these single-use materials — potato waste. London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll as well as research scientist Greg Cooper have developed Chip[s] Board, which is a biodegradable alternative to MDF that is made from non-food-grade industrial potato waste. This innovative idea for a new building material is free of...

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