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THE VISION FOR A GREEN EARTH

 
The vast changes in political and economic climate in the 1980s and 1990s led to a new, global way of thinking and outlined novel issues for humankind to engage in. The most problematic of all has been the preservation and restoration of the living nature on Earth, by preventing and reversing the processes of environmental degradation.
 
Back in 1995, Dr. Randolph Allen St. James witnessed firsthand the vast industrialization of the coastal area in South-East China. It was during these days, when it was made clear how heavy the costs of such a development could be, when the solution to rebuilding the environment began to emerge.
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According to statistics, buildings and buildings construction sectors combined are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. As population on Earth grows, homes and other types of constructions are expected to multiply, in order to satisfy the needs for civilized life of every human being. Nowadays, most buildings receive the energy they need from external grids. Reversing this situation is viewed as a primary task in the struggle for naturally-compatible artificial environment. Borrowing from biomimicry, using plant skins as model and applying biophilic engineering principles, the building facades can be transformed into smart energy harvesting tool, which sustains the energy needs of the construction and allows more intensive interactions with the surrounding medium, providing adaptability as in the living species.
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THE “NEWLY FALLOWED FIELD”

 
In late 2006, Dr. Allen St. James had developed his concept of the transformation process and he initiated a number of in depth group discussions with a number of environmentally-conscious scientists and engineers at Caltech and MIT, USA. As a result, a strategy how this problem might be addressed and solved, or at least mitigated, was drawn. Several enthusiasts that took part in the discussions came to the conclusion that the realization of the ideas in the strategy required an organization which could work systematically, not only to disseminate the ideas, but also to boost the necessary technology development. Thus, the Freschfield (“Newly Fallowed Field”) Company was born.
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SOLAR ENERGY AS THE KEY

 
Solar energy is the only source of power that we have enough supply of. It has been estimated that the disposable resources in terms of biomass, wind, wave, geothermal and nuclear energy are not enough to cut the CO2 levels and to cover more than twice the amount required to feed every human by 2050. On the other hand, solar power generation is a meaningful tool in limiting climate risks only when it can compete with other electricity sources on cost. A power flow of 120 000 TW (terawatt) showers the Earth as photons from the sun reach the atmosphere and then land and sea. Approximately, 1/10 000 (20 TW) of the sunlight reaching the Earth would be enough to supply the whole world with energy. However, because of the diffuse and intermittent character of solar power (about 170W/m2), conversion into useful forms of energy has to involve concentration and storage.
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Freschfield has invented smart advanced skins for sustainable buildings worldwide. Our Smart Skinz are implementing a sophisticated quantum dot technology that offers both a transparent and opaque solutions with higher efficiency than all current technologies, by capturing the spectrum of infrared and ultraviolet light. We have created a new clean energy technology that could operate not only during the day, but also in low light, or even at night. Our technology makes it possible for the first time in history to actually integrate smart sustainable energy systems into the structural envelope of a building, thereby making any part of the structure both intelligent and net energy positive, and achieving a building outcome that is both affordable and attractive.