Hands-​on Material testing (photo credit: Natalia Kobylinska)
Hands-​on Material testing (photo credit: Natalia Kobylinska)

earth. bio-​based. reused.

Think regenerative !

It is time to go beyond sustainability. Alternative solutions out of local resources such as earth, bio-​based and reused materials are emerging all over the world and are triggering regenerative output, thanks to their capacity to contribute to the restoration and improvement of the surrounding natural and social environment. However, they are not widespread in the construction sector due to lack of information on the side of decision makers and lack of competence on the side of practitioners.

The CAS and DAS ETH in Regenerative Materials, international ETH training programmes launched by the Chair of Sustainable Construction of the ETH Zurich, aim to tackle this problem. These teachings offer knowledge and skills to question our conventional construction techniques and to promote regenerative materials from resource extraction to construction site, operation and end of life of the building materials. They promote a territorial approach from the preliminary phase of the construction programme.

Website CAS and DAS ETH in Regenerative Materials