we must transform the building sector into a central part of the solution to the climate change crisis, and build buildings better.
the transportation sector is the largest contributor of anthropogenic U.S. ghg emissions. The building sector is another large contributor of ghg emissions, and fossil fuel energy consumption.
achieving a carbon-neutral build environment with architecture and Edward Mazria.
a resource for the design of zero-carbon, adaptable and resilient built environments worldwide.
consider a structure's shape and orientation on a site, add cool roofs that reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat. solar reflectance (SR) of > 0.7 and thermal emittance (TE) of > 0.75.
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a green building rating system. sustainability, planning. The roles of codes, standards and policy in decarbonization, grid modernization and resilience efforts.
US green building council usgbc.org LEED for Cities.
San Diego green building council sd-gbc.org