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The Planet Has A Problem With Buildings: Here's How Smart Ideas, Tech And Design Can Change That
22 May, 2020

Whether it's a creaky old house or a brand new, state of the art office block, the buildings we live and work in have a big impact on the environment.

The challenge to reduce this footprint is sizable. According to a recent report from the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme, building construction and operations were, globally, responsible for 36% of final energy use in 2018. 

Published in December 2019, the Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction also stated that, worldwide, the sector accounted for 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2018.  

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/22/we-have-a-problem-with-buildings-ideas-and-tech-can-change-things.html