How significant was the first Buildings Day at COP21?

In coming years, hopefully very significant. This was the first time that the built environment has been recognised as important in any global, United Nation climate change summit. We now have the recognition that buildings and construction have a major impact and influence on climate changes, being part of the problem but also key to climate […]

Mobilising the Construction Sector for Climate Action

We now know that buildings and the built environment are a key factor to our climate change problem, whilst at the same time, a vital part of climate change solutions. 2015 is seen by many as the turning point in the fight against climate change. In December, France hosts the 21st “Conference of the Parties”, or COP21, […]

Beyond sustainability: Buildings are a climate change problem … and also part of the solution.

Buildings are a climate change problem … and also part of the solution. With buildings responsible for an estimated 40% of all carbon emissions and having a huge influence of lifestyle, commerce and industry carbon reduction efforts, we can now longer afford to incrementally be less bad. And this year, 2015, being a significant year for […]