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This Week in Tech: Rooting Out Homelessness with Bioceramic Geodesic Domes

Plus, the next version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is up for comment, and more design-tech news from this week.

According to a recent Fast Company article, design startup Geoship has partnered with online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos to build a series of bioceramic domes in Las Vegas to be offered as housing for the city’s homeless population. Geoship reports that its structures are less expensive to construct than conventional housing, can withstand fires and hurricanes, and “reconnect human communities with the natural world.” “[T]o really solve the affordable housing crisis you have to … transcend the single-family home with land ownership and take land speculation out of the picture,” Geoship founder Morgan Bierschenk told Fast Company. The company expects the houses to go into production in two years. [Fast Company]

[Photo: Geoship]
[Photo: Geoship]
This week, the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute opened the forthcoming version of the C2C Certified Product Standard to comments from the public. “Recognized as the world’s leading multi-attribute, science-based standard for responsible production and consumption, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard provides a continuous improvement pathway for optimizing and verifying products for the circular economy,” the institute writes in a press release. The new standards draft calls for new frameworks for product circularity, compliance assurance, and environmental policies. The public comment period will close on Oct. 4. [Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute]

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