Bricks made out of mud and cow-dung to regulate indoor climate

Press/Media: Public Engagement

Period2 Jul 2020

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  • TitleBricks made out of mud and cow-dung to regulate indoor climate
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTU Delft News
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    DescriptionDuring his research career, Yask Kulshreshtha has been on a quest to invent new building materials that are affordable, locally available and help to reuse organic waste materials. He has for instance developed solutions to make traditional mud houses in rural India water resistant. With a new grant from NWO, he aims to proof his idea that bricks made out of mud and mixed with, curiously, cow-dung, can be an excellent and energy efficient building material for the Netherlands as well. This material requires minimal energy for production and is capable of passively regulating the indoor climate. Kulshreshtha’s idea is granted within the NWA (Dutch Research Agenda) as one of the projects aiming for sustainable circular impact, addressing the circular economy and resource efficiency.
    PersonsY. Kulshreshtha