The Ricehouse Project

Sustainable Cities and Communities by Design


October 2021

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS440-21 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 115342 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

The Ricehouse Project tackles problems of two main sectors in the architecture and design industry: construction and agriculture. Just in the EU, buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption during construction, 36% of CO2 emissions, generate 1/3 of all waste, use 21% of drinking water and 50% of extracted raw materials. Ricehouse transforms rice residues into 100% natural construction materials that return to nature at the end of their service life in a circular way. The company is aligned with 8 of the 17 UN SDGs, mainly focusing on promoting and developing sustainable cities and communities through responsible consumption and production.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Katerina Dimova

Katerina is multi-skilled Chartered Architect and Senior Project Manager committed to personal and professional growth for a more sustainable future. She gained multidisciplinary skills in the architectural design, project management, corporate social responsibility/sustainability with a strong passion for innovation and change, which was developed in different business contexts.

She have been working with companies in defining and implementing strategies based on circular economy, diversity & inclusion.

Her international, multidisciplinary experience helps her to lead and empower people from different cultural and professional backgrounds. She is an enthusiast and proactive personality that likes to launch new projects and initiatives.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Discuss the negative impact that the construction sector has on both the environment and the population.
  • Describe alternative construction methods, based on 100% natural construction materials from a short supply chain.
  • List the construction categories that can be substituted with 100% rice based natural construction materials.
  • Illustrate case studies of realized projects that support and give credibility to the alternative construction technique.

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12 HSW CE credits

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$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

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12 HSW CE credits

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