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Architecture and climate change

  • by JW

“For those involved in the design of buildings and cities, be they architects, urbanists, or citizens, there is a deep responsibility to be aware of, and design for, the impact of climate change. With 36% of global energy devoted to buildings and 8% of global emissions caused by cement alone, [we are] deeply entwined with the flows of materials, energy, and ideas that relate to climate change, both causes and solutions.”

So opens an excellent piece from the ArchDaily website, looking at “The Facts about Architecture and Climate Change” – which includes all sorts of fascinating information:

The Facts about Architecture and Climate Change |


The VGS news pages have also looked at some of the issues:

Solar design, solar architecture

The energy-saving, social housing revolution > Passivhaus wins architecture prize

A green future for architecture

Circular construction: a solution to embodied carbon in buildings



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