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Buildings consume lots of energy – here's how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

 


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Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder

(THE CONVERSATION) Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn't gone away. Many experts are calling for a "green" economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies.

Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the U.S., compared to 32% for industry and 28% for transportation. States and cities with ambitious climate action plans are...



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