The U.K. Green Building Council will exhibit the projects for the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
The following is a press release from the U.K. Green Building Council naming 17 projects from around the world as part of the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion. One of the projects featured in the pavilion is the TECLA prototype, by Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP, which ARCHITECT covered here.
Following an international Open Call, 17 exemplary sustainable projects and a centrepiece installation have been selected to feature in Build Better Now, a virtual reality (VR) online exhibition demonstrating the opportunities for tackling the Climate Emergency and limiting the environmental impact of the buildings and cities we inhabit. Build Better Now will act as a global call for climate action and is supported by a coalition of over 100 partner organisations from the built environment industry.
The built environment has a central role to play in supporting the world’s transition to a net zero carbon economy. Globally, buildings consume over a third of energy produced, and are responsible for 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions.
In recognition of the importance of the built environment sector in tackling climate change, the UN’s Climate Conference COP26 will feature a dedicated Built Environment Day as part of its presidency programme. Climate change has never been higher on the global public agenda and Build Better Now has been curated to give the sector a strong voice within this internationally significant event.