“Unknowingly, the architecture and building community is responsible for almost half of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions annually,” we read at Ed Mazria’s new Architecture 2030. “Globally the percentage is even greater.”
In a mind-blowing-if-true statistic, by 2035 “three quarters of the built environment in the U.S. will be either new or renovated. (!) This transformation over the next 30 years represents a historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time, climate change.”
Ed Mazria’s interest in sustainability is long-standing; you can read more about him at Metropolis.