Video: How Air Conditioning is Warming the World

Published by CNBC: Summer 2021 is shaping up to be one of the hottest in history, as the effects of climate change are becoming ever clearer. Naturally, that’s led to an increase in global demand for air conditioning, which itself is a major contributor to global warming. It’s a vicious cycle, but there are a number of companies working to make heating and cooling more energy efficient, and get buildings off of fossil fuels for good.

Hear from NBI’s Director of Building Innovation, Smita Gupta, on the efficiency of heat pump technologies compared to traditional systems, the importance of incentive programs to promote alternative, energy-efficient systems, and why we must have audacious goals to decarbonize the built environment.

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