Mitigating climate change is the ultimate design challenge. Our buildings and cities account for 45% of all GHG emissions, including their operational energy and upfront carbon (or embodied carbon). We have little time to reinvent our low carbon future, and to succeed we have to make our buildings and cities better than ever before.
In this session we propose we are at a moment of transformation, from construction as-we-know-it, to a paradigm of low-carbon manufactured assembly: more efficient, inspired, less wasteful and setting the stage for recyclable cities. Examples include recently completed buildings ranging from public buildings, offices, classrooms and hotel to a boutique wine village and healthcare.