March 5

[Green Connection #35] Geodesic Domes, Construction Without Concrete and UGREEN Discounts




JULY 8TH TO 12TH, 2024


JULY 8TH TO 12TH, 2024


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Geodesic Domes: Innovation and Sustainability at Your Reach

We are excited to bring you, through our newsletter today, a detailed and passionate look at geodesic domes.

These structures, which represent a perfect fusion of strength, efficiency, and versatility, are a true marvel of architectural innovation. With this article, we aim to offer a complete guide for those interested in delving deeper into this fascinating topic.

Imagine a spherical or partially spherical structure, formed by a tangle of triangles that come together, creating a robust and evenly distributed surface. This is the essence of a geodesic dome. This configuration not only ensures a balanced distribution of weight and stress throughout the structure but also makes it exceptionally resistant to challenging natural elements such as strong winds and heavy snow loads.

The origin of geodesic domes is often linked to Buckminster Fuller, a 20th-century visionary who not only conceived but also spread the idea of ​​these structures around the world. Fuller saw geodesic domes as a potential solution to several housing-related challenges, thanks to their material efficiency and structural robustness.

When we delve into the principles behind the design of geodesic domes, we find an impressive combination of strength, energy efficiency, and versatility. These qualities make domes perfect for a wide range of uses, from eco-friendly homes to greenhouses and emergency shelters.

Building a geodesic dome is also a topic we enthusiastically explore. We cover everything from the basic structure to the assembly details, offering insights into the materials and steps needed to bring a dome to life. This section is especially valuable for those who are interested in the construction process or are thinking about embarking on a project of their own.

The benefits of opting for a geodesic dome are many and significant. In addition to their remarkable resistance and efficiency, they are incredibly sustainable. The innovative design favors optimized air circulation and effective natural lighting, minimizing the need for artificial resources for heating and lighting.

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Is it possible to build without concrete?

Currently, the issue of sustainability has become a topic of increasing importance, raising a significant debate: would it be viable to build without resorting to the use of concrete?

Considering that this material is responsible for around 11% of carbon emissions in civil construction, explore sustainable alternatives. It is not just a preference, but an urgent need.

Recently, we have seen the emergence of innovative solutions that promise to transform the civil construction scenario. For example, the use of artificial intelligence to convert industrial waste into new materials presents a potential reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 80%. This points to a future in which technology plays a crucial role in reducing environmental impact.

Hempcrete, a combination of hemp fibers with lime, is another innovation that has stood out. Although it faces challenges in larger-scale applications due to its mechanical limitations, it offers an effective and thermally efficient alternative for smaller buildings, marking an important step away from traditional concrete.

Furthermore, engineered wood and compacted earth emerge as promising options, offering not only resistance and efficiency in construction, but also notable environmental advantages, from reducing emissions to the use of natural resources and local materials. These alternatives represent viable paths to a more sustainable construction future.

However, the transition to these new materials also faces challenges, including issues of scalability, cost, and specific construction requirements. These obstacles require careful attention and constant innovation to overcome.

We are interested in hearing what you think about this thought-provoking topic. We believe it is a valuable conversation for anyone who is involved or interested in sustainable construction.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce the participation of the renowned Phanos Hadjikyriakou from 2050 Materials at Milan’s Green Interiors Day, where he will discuss sustainable materials and current trends in sustainable construction.

For those interested in the Milan event, Click here.

If you want to participate in São Paulo, Click here.

It is important to mention that participants of Green Interiors Day, whether in São Paulo or Milan, will have access to recordings of the corresponding event, providing a comprehensive overview of global sustainability.

Special Discounts on UGREEN Courses This Week

Have you heard about our courses at UGREEN? We have an incredible variety aimed at those interested in sustainability and want to learn more, from the basics to more advanced levels.

  • GreenScript: For those who want to apply sustainable concepts in a practical way in their projects. From basic to intermediate.
  • LEED Green Associate: Ideal for those who are looking for LEED certification. A course aimed at those who want to pass the exam, full of valuable content to start off on the right foot.
  • Sustainable Interiors: Focused on sustainable interior design, this course takes you from basic to intermediate, combining aesthetics and sustainability.
  • Biophilic Design Blueprint: For those who already have a base and want to advance, this intermediate to advanced training in biophilic design is perfect.
  • Sustainability Consultant: And for those who dream of becoming a sustainability consultant, we teach everything from the process to preparing reports. A complete guide for you to stand out in the field.

We know that many of you are curious about these topics, so we decided to make this week super special!

This week, you have the possibility of obtaining exclusive discounts on our courses. To do so, simply reply to this message or click the button below to contact us on WhatsApp.

Contact us and request your discount by clicking here

We look forward to providing these exclusive discounts and helping you on your path to sustainability.

Have a great Wednesday,

Filipe Boni


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