01 Oct '17, 9pm

How can the UK's built environment tackle #ClimateChange? Find out with these #infographics:

UKGBC’s vision for a sustainable built environment is one that mitigates and adapts to climate change. The built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint. Almost half of this is from energy used in buildings (eg plug loads and cooking) and infrastructure (eg roads and railways) that has nothing to do with their functional operation. Opinion varies over the built environment industry’s responsibility to address this energy ‘in use’. The low carbon routemap targeted by the UK’s Green Construction Board (GCB) does not include ‘in use’ emissions, but several definitions of zero carbon buildings do include them. Despite erratic annual variations, the carbon footprint of the built environment has reduced since 1990. Insulation installation rates between 2008 and 2012 and decarbonisation of grid electricity both contributed to this downward trend. New...

Full article: https://www.ukgbc.org/climate-change/

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