Join us as we talk to architect Jon Penndorf about the carbon footprint of buildings and what's needed to drive down their emissions in both new and existing structures.
Search to see if your city has building performance standards.
These standards are a tool used to require building owners to reduce their building's carbon emissions.
If the answer is no, email your mayor or city council and call on them to pass some.
Potential talking points.
Get a home energy audit.
An audit will provide a prioritized list of the upgrades you can do to cut your homes carbon emissions.
And today there are many exciting incentives out there to make your home more efficient.
Take advantage while they last.
Highlights from International Energy Agency's annual electricity report
Buildings are responsible for roughly 40% of global carbon emissions
Building Breakthrough Initiative
Conversion of commercial buildings to residential
It's estimated that 70% of the building stock in Africa in 2040 still has to be built
There are four countries in Africa with mandated energy code and four more with building energy code in-development