5 Key Product Design Trends Building a Greener World

5 Key Product Design Trends Building a Greener World

Trent Johnson
Apr 21, 2010

New green design ideas are popping up every day, but while some may never make the jump from concept to product, a few bright ideas will. EcoSalon has put together a list of five green building trends they believe will help us build a greener world. And at least one you've probably never heard of.

The original article at EcoSalon goes on to explain each of the below building trends in detail. The most interesting? Light transmitting concrete. Now don't expect the sidewalk to light up when you walk, but do expect walls made of concrete to allow you to tell whether it's light or dark outside.

  1. Light Transmitting Concrete
  2. Straw: The Bale Out That Works
  3. Edible Greens: The Utopian Vision of the New Front Lawn
  4. Corn: High Starch, Low Emissions Floor Fiber
  5. Reclaimed Fabrics: Out with the Old, in with the Old. It's What's New

(Images: Ellensburg Straw Bale Construction Workshop; Optics.org)

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