29 Apr '14, 5pm

Honda's Smart Home isn't such a dumb idea

Honda's Smart Home isn't such a dumb idea

Concrete accounts for approximately 5% of global, man-made CO2 emissions. This large CO2 footprint is a result of producing cement – the concrete’s “glue” – by heating limestone to more than one thousand degrees Celsius. This heating requires the burning of fossil fuels, while the chemical reaction itself also releases CO2. A naturally-occurring substance called pozzolan was infused into the Honda Smart Home’s concrete to replace half of the cement typically needed. A technique called post-tensioning, which uses steel cables to compress the concrete slab, was also used to reduce the amount of concrete and steel needed.

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