The Greendome is a geodesic dome that can provide ideal conditions for optimal and accelerated plant growth. It is made from Ethylene Tetra Flouro Ethylene (“ETFE”) which allows greater economic savings in construction costs as well as many advantages for operational efficiency. Key benefits are summarized on the Tensiform and Clearbuilt business pages of this website. These businesses are responsibility for Ecodome design and construction.
GreenDome’s Business-GreenDome’s mission is to design the most cost effective and sustainable biodome structures using membrane architecture. It will work closely with Clearbuilt who will construct GreenDome’s designs.
Various materials can be used for membrane architecture. However GreenDome is initially designing structures using ETFE (Ethylene Tetra Flouro Ethylene) for’ GreenDome s Biodomes.
ETFE pneumatic pillows were chosen to build EcoTech’s bio domes for it’s ability to provide successful agricultural growing climates. ETFE is a revolutionary building material with a variety of ideal characteristics (ei. climate control), making it the material of choice when it comes to designing sustainable membrane architecture structures. In addition, ETFE characteristics result in a significant cost reduction and life-longevity; especially when compared to traditional building materials. ETFE characteristics are listed below:
-lightweight (c.1% of the weight of glass) thereby significantly reducing building material requirements
-self cleaning and therefore low maintenance
-allows 95% transmission of all light frequencies
-highly resistant to tearing, weathering and corrosion