Radiation-active Surface Design: The Use Of Photocatalytic Concrete Enabling Buildings To Be Active Environmental Remediators
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N. Nikolov, J. Fox
New research into photocatalytic architectural cement offers building professionals a renewed opportunity to contribute toward sustainable goals while improving value. A team comprised of a faculty from Architecture and Environmental Engineering has developed a computer algorithm that utilizes data from site conditions as a means of optimizing surface geometry for maximum photocatalytic activity. The paper reports on the collaborative work that incorporates environmentally-derived design and innovative photocatalytic concrete into the design of panelized concrete façade components.
sustainability, environmental design, photocatalytic concrete, digital design and computation