An American company has designed eco-friendly buildings that will reduce air pollution by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air.
The construction company Skidmore, Evening & Merrill (SOM) has dubbed its project “Urban Sequoia”.
Sequoia is actually the name of a very large redwood tree in California, after which the project is named.
It is a project of high-rise buildings spread over a large area that will be constructed in a special way, in such a way that they will not only provide housing to the people but also act as towers for absorbing carbon dioxide.
In each such building, plants will be placed on each floor, but at the same time, after a few floors, one floor will be dedicated to small trees.
In addition, a special space will be placed between each of the two floors in which carbon dioxide will be absorbed and passed through the filtration system and will be conveyed to the tree and plant area through special pipes.
According to SOM, the project will not only provide housing for thousands of people but will also absorb 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide throughout the year.
That’s about the same amount of carbon dioxide that 48,500 trees absorb in a year.
It should be noted that 40% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions are from the construction industry, which efforts are underway to reduce.
The “Urban Sequoia” project is one of those efforts aimed not only at eliminating carbon dioxide emissions but also at reducing this important greenhouse gas.