Want to actually fix the environment? Change how buildings are built

Published by Fast Company: The U.S. is recommitting to dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and capping global warming under 1.5ºC. How do we make progress while also managing through a global pandemic? We need to talk about buildings. For decades, our respective organizations—Architecture 2030, Institute for Market Transformation, International WELL Building Institute, New Buildings Institute, and Wickham James Strategies & Solutions—have been exploring how government intervention, business leadership, building industry professional practices, and technology innovation can change this. Now is the time for us to collectively transform buildings from major emissions generators to central solutions to the climate crisis while also improving public health, creating jobs, and strengthening community resilience.

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