Published in 5/2019 - Ecology

Column

Enough of Too Little for Too Many – Time for Enough for All!

Maria Smith

In this era of climate emergency, biodiversity collapse, and social inequality, every industry, art form, and endeavour must question its practice. Buildings and construction are some of the worst offenders, together accounting for 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions. Concrete – by itself – is estimated  to contribute up to 8% of the emissions. The practice of architecture must respond.

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