The amount of greenhouse gas emissions that buildings are responsible for is unbelievable. Construction and operations of buildings account for up to 50% of global emissions. Everything from heating and cooling a building, to keeping the lights on, to the materials it’s made out of contribute to climate change. But luckily, there’s a movement toward more sustainable architecture.
In today’s episode, we explore green buildings with one of the OG architects in the space, Eric Corey Freed. He’s the Principal and Director of Sustainability for CannonDesign and author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” Eric has won countless awards and titles relating to green architecture.
On the show, we talked about the pros and cons of retrofitting versus building new and how we can construct more climate resilient buildings.
Learn more about Eric Corey Freed here.
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