It seems as if the recent vampire craze has slithered its way into the construction industry. Although, I think it’s safe to say you won’t have to wear a snazzy necklace of garlic heads or use silt fence stakes as weapons. In either case, your coworkers will probably thank you for refraining. However, blood might make its debut as a building material before you know it.
A British graduate student has concocted a way to turn cow’s blood into a usable building material. By combining the blood with a preservative and sand then baking it for about an hour a brick is created. This may not a popular way to build new homes, building codes and PETA will most likely prohibit it. But, in desert communities where livestock is in greater availability than traditional building supplies, this might be a promising new practice.
These bricks surprisingly, also have the ability to generate solar power – Bessie not only put a roof over your head, she found a way to power all of your electronics too! It’s unknown if this practice will be put to use on a large scale, but who knew that you could go green by going red?