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The Facts about Architecture and Climate Change

We present the key facts and figures behind the relationship climate change shares with cities, buildings, architects, and materials.

© Shutterstock via ArchDaily
© Shutterstock via ArchDaily

Written by Niall Patrick Walsh

As we enter a new year, and indeed a new decade, the “Climate Emergency” continues to embody a renewed worldwide focus on tackling climate change. While there is no “one solution” to the multifaceted challenges brought about by this crisis, there is an onus on every citizen, in both a personal and professional capacity, to apply their skills and actions in addressing the profound pressures on the natural world.

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, the architectural community is deeply entwined with the flows of materials, energy, and ideas that relate to climate change, both causes and solutions.

Addressing the often-disparate waves of information associated with the topic we have curated a list of the most important facts and figures pertaining to architecture and climate change. Using exclusively reputable, trusted sources, this collection serves as a toolkit, a starting point for members of the architectural community to learn more about how their skills can be used to fight the biggest crisis of our time.

Read on >>> Source: ArchDaily

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