A new study revealed that U.S. emissions from the built environment have increased by 3 percent in the last decade - a trend that looks set to continue. Research by 3Keel and Kingspan found that reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings are reversing in the U.S.
Reductions in carbon emissions from buildings are stalling in several G20 countries in Europe and emissions are now rising in the USA, warns a major new study from sustainability consultancy 3Keel for Kingspan.
The journey to cleaner energy, healthier buildings and reduced emissions begins with retrofits. It’s essential to install renewable energy for businesses. However, reducing energy consumption first is more crucial because it tackles the root of the problem.
In the fight against the impacts of climate change, evolving building codes, performance standards and building practices are being utilized to improve sustainability, resiliency and efficiency—all key components in trying to meet the goals of the Paris Accord and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.
Constructed in 1936, the original station featured a cramped design and lacked accessibility for those with disabilities. The project goal was to revive the train station to provide greater, easier access for all travelers through a bright and modern architectural design.