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Chromocrete / Building Materials


Concrete is the most widely used man-made building material today. Its benefits include strength, versatility, and high thermal mass. Thermal mass, the ability of a material to store heat, is useful in passively regulating temperature; the material can absorb heat during warm hours and release when conditions become cold.
Chromocrete is is thermochromic concrete made possible by innovations in concrete mix design. Dependent on temperature, Chromocrete changes its color saturation to better perform as a thermal regulator. It turns dark in cold conditions and light in warm ones, thereby adjusting itself to absorb or reflect solar radiation.

Does it solve arelevant problem?Score: 30 %Does it balanceeffort and use value?Score: 30 %Does it create apositive experience?Score: 30 %Does it strengthengroup relations?Score: 30 %Does it reflect orpromote highmoral-ethicalstandards?Score: 30 %

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Jose Gallegos,
University of Texas at Austin - Eindhoven University of Technology

Darren Cattle,
University of Texas at Austin

Leonardo Caballero,
University of Texas at Austin