Green Buildings Critical to 1.5-Degree Future

Optimism for climate action ruled at two recent events – the American Climate Leadership Summit and Climate Week in NYC. These notable gatherings reflect the increased momentum supporting the successful implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement , which aims to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. In honor of World Green Building week , this article focuses on the role of green buildings as a climate solution. Buildings have long been determined as a critically important and low-cost sector for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions. McKinsey (2009), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have all identified building energy efficiency as a low-cost or least-cost solution achievable with existing technology, and IEA estimated the sector’s potential for avoiding roughly 40 percent of current g...

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