Harvester pulls record amount of drinking water out of thin air

Clean water is all around us, and more literally than you might think – it’s floating around in the air most of the time. Of course, it’s not particularly drinkable in that form, but now researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have found materials that can collect huge amounts of water from […]

The Green-Grey Era – or how we are heading towards the integration of Nature-based solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications are many around the world. However, their cases are often isolated or pilot studies, and the concept of NBS is being shaped, acknowledged and shared only now. NBS upscaling demands for improved knowledge base, the creation of attractive business cases, cross-sectoral and multi-scalar cooperation. Rethinking the way we manage and interact […]

Rethinking investment in urban resilience

Cities today face many competing demands. They must ensure enough food and water to sustain growing populations, plan to adapt and mitigate impacts of climate change, and build attractive urban centres. Financing projects in cities to develop their resilience is no easy task. Many banks, financiers and private companies have trouble investing in supportive measures […]

From Grey to Blue: How Architecture Plays a Role in a Water-Wise World

A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time they abdicated their role in designing water infrastructures at the district and city scale. In a context of climate change and […]

Ecological architecture (principles)

The philosophy of sustainable development applied to architecture focuses on the design and construction of environment-friendly buildings. By extension, once the building has been completed, it also focuses on the health and well-being of the users, as well as the quality of life of neighboring communities. The ecological architecture strives to implement clean technologies, minimize […]

Ecovie Potable Rainwater System Up and Running at Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building

Atlanta – Georgia Tech is leading the US and in particular the southeast US in demonstrating innovative green building.  The recent completion of its Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design seeks full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification and is truly a jewel of innovative design. Ecovie has helped meet LBC Water Petal certification for this project by providing rainwater system design […]