The way buildings are built today has remained relatively unchanged for nearly two hundred years. The $9 trillion a year global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60% of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste and a shocking array of negative health effects.
In 2016, the XPRIZE Foundation set out to establish a “moonshot” for construction by creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings. In this talk, you’ll learn how the team approached this unique opportunity to develop a way to (literally) grow buildings by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to create a disruption and paradigm shift that could switch us from a PETRO-chemical world, to a BIO-chemical one.
Hear Eric Corey Freed’s 12-minute TEDx talk on the need for disruption our construction industry and tapping into Nature’s technology using Prostruction. Filmed in front of a 1000-person, sold-out audience in Marin County, California in September 2017.
This approach is at the forefront of the next evolution of health & healthy communities and will make a profound difference in this world.