Vikram Yadama has long been passionate about creating sustainable and renewable building materials for affordable housing, but the civil and environmental engineering professor has always been puzzled about one thing: it seems only rich people can afford them.

Hoping to be part of efforts to change that, Yadama and fellow researchers at Washington State University are teaming up with a Tacoma-based start-up to develop environmentally friendly, climate resilient, and affordable roofing materials made from bamboo. [Read More….]