The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score — Bill Copeland.
Energy use by buildings offers a tremendous opportunity for governments seeking to foster clean energy technologies. Sustainability-minded policymakers should focus on three interlinked policy approaches related to better buildings: 1) energy policy that favors energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy sources, 2) climate policy that recognizes and internalizes the cost of carbon pollution; and 3) standards and performance criteria for the building envelope and the building components.
China made international news earlier this summer when it announced a new pledge to peak its emissions by 2030, in addition to other climate commitments.
Buildings are an important part of the sustainability picture for Mexico City.
As China urbanizes, buildings in the country’s cities are a growing source of emissions and air pollution.
Urbanization is reshaping the economy, energy systems, and climate of our planet. By 2050, the world’s cities are expected to add 2.
If you want to find major emitters of greenhouse gases, look no further than your city’s skyline.