Singapore Gets Its First ‘Zero Energy’ New Building

Published by NBC 2 News: An inventive new building designed to consume only as much energy as it produces has opened its doors in Singapore. The National University of Singapore welcomed students to the six-story facility in January. But the pressure on developers to go green is mounting. Buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and more renewable energy solutions will be needed to meet targets mandated by the Paris climate accord, according to Architecture 2030, a nonprofit group that works with builders. There has been some progress. Since 2010, the number of zero energy buildings across the United States and Canada has spiked 700%, according to the New Buildings Institute, a nonprofit organization.

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