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EPA Grant Number: SU835322
Title: Beyond Green: Bio-reactor Integrated Building Envelope (BIBE) in Urban Environment

University of North Carolina at Charlotte students are designing a building with exterior walls made of plexiglass enclosed tubes of algae. Growing the algae produces fuel for the building's energy systems, insulates the building, and purifies the indoor air without producing any waste CO2.

Challenge Area(s): Built Environment, Energy

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