Nanotechnologies for Climate Friendly Construction – Key Issues and Challenges

Maj Munch Andersen, Mette Rica Geiker

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    Expectations as to the climate potentials of nanotechnology are high, none the least related to the construction sector. This paper seeks to highlight key aspects in the early development and application of eco-innovative nanotech solutions in the construction sector, “nanoconstruction”. The paper provides a framework for addressing relevant issues of green nanoconstruction and takes stock of current challenges. Eco-innovative nanoconstruction has the potential to simultaneously enhance the competitiveness and climate potential of the construction sector and could become a key strategic factor for the sector ahead. However, the considerable lack of knowledge both on the eco-opportunities and risks of nanoconstruction and the industrial dynamics involved forms a serious barrier for pursuing nanoconstruction as a serious strategic target for business and policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNanotechnology in Construction
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00979-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • eco-innovative nanoconstruction
    • green nanoconstruction
    • climate friendly construction


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