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Micro-algae tested for green building facades @ecostructure

The BIQ house at Hamburg's International Building Exhibition will be home to the first-ever building with a façade bioreactor. Enlarge Close A zero-energy house under construction in Germany is set to provide the first real-life test for a new façade system that uses live micro-algae to provide shade and generate renewable energy at the same time.The world’s first bio-adaptive façade will be installed in the BIQ House for the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, which runs through 2013. The concept is designed so that algae in the bio-reactor façades grow faster in bright sunlight to provide more internal shading. The bio-reactors not only produce biomass that can subsequently be harvested, but they also capture solar thermal heat; both energy sources can be used to power the building. In practice, this means that photosynthesis is driving a dynamic response to th...

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