The Materials Book

287 Architects, engineers, and responsible businesses can help politicians by proving and demonstrating the technologies, business models, and materials that make a transition possible and bearable. They can help governments link up the key players who will form new value chains. They can help governments undo the regulatory wiring of yesterday’s economy. They can fill knowledge gaps by bringing researchers together. Choosing materials (words for Strauss) is choosing the energy required to produce materials. Transforming energy for power generation and mobility is well on the way. That leaves the hard cases—including steel and cement. Transforming these materials and their energy requirements won’t

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