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Carbon Drawdown: An Imperative in the Built Environment
Human influence on warming the atmosphere, ocean, and land is an unequivocal fact. Each of the last four decades has been successively warmer than any decade that preceded it since 1850 as greenhouse gas (GHG) have continued to concentrate in the atmosphere. In 2019, atmospheric CO2 concentrations were higher than at any time in at […]
Materials: Beyond Energy’s Impact on a Building’s Carbon Footprint
While a lot of attention is paid to the role transportation plays in the massive carbon draw down necessary to mitigate the worst effects of climate change, designers in the built environment actually have a much larger piece of the carbon pie to slice: Building materials. Expanded public transit and electric vehicles definitely play a […]
Data-Driven Design Series | The Impact of Building Electrification
For our latest installment in our Data-Driven Design Series, we spoke with Brian Goldcrump, Glumac’s Northern Region Energy Director, about the impact our power grid has on building decarbonization. With the recent efforts by states on the West Coast to divorce their energy grid from fossil fuels, building system electrification now presents a real and […]