On April 26, the new so-called RoofKIT was taken into use on the campus of the Karlsruger Institut für Technologie (KIT). The RoofKIT project is ment to demonstrate how urban energy transition can be accelerated using sustainable building concepts.
The idea behind the project is that the construction sector is responsible for almost 40 percent of global CO2 emissions. In addition, raw materials are scarce, available wasteland is limited and the sun is the only energy source that can be used indefinitely. So why not use the potential of roofs in a city? And that is what the RoofKIT project wants to show. Over the next three years, the RoofKIT building, made from materials such as wood, cellulose, clay, mycelium, and recycled waste, together with its solar-based geothermal energy systems, will be a place for interdisciplinary architecture and energy research.
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