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Changing perspectives on green buildings #WGBW16 #BetterBuildGreen

Changing perspectives on green buildings Sep 26, 2016 When people think about combatting climate change, certain images pop into their heads: coal power stations replaced by solar panels; smog-spewing trucks superseded by silent electric vehicles; sprawling highways transforming into green streets, filled with cyclists and pedestrians. But what most people don’t picture is a building. What they don’t realise is that buildings actually contribute one third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and so getting buildings to be greener can offer one third of the solution to climate change – and more. Did you know, for example, that the average green building saves around 25% more energy and uses 11% less water than a regular building? Or that state of the art individual green buildings are capable of producing no emissions at all? And that the green building industry is set to ac...

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