Dauncey, Guy
April 2008
YES! Magazine;Spring2008, Issue 45, p30
The article discusses the impact of building architecture to climatic changes worldwide. Studies show that buildings contribute 2.49 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide annually, responsible for 30 to 40 percent of emissions. To counteract such implication, it is suggested to create new buildings that are carbon neutral and retrofitting all existing buildings to eliminate their carbon footprint. There are several countries worldwide that follow the first step wherein the Passihaus homes in Germany use super insulation, solar gain and efficient heat recovery. In China, the 69-story high Pearl River Tower will generate more energy than it consumes by using wind turbines inside two floors of the building, solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar heated water.


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