The role of the construction industry in combating climate change is a relatively new consideration, but one that is gaining prominence on sustainability agendas at a global scale. At the recent UN Climate Change Conference, the program included a day dedicated to buildings and cities, as well as the Build Better Now virtual pavilion, showcasing seventeen sustainable projects.
In advance of COP26, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Declarehosted a Built Environment Summit, prompting a collective call to the built environment sector to embed, replicate, and scale up sustainable best practice designs. Similar to local recycling efforts, individual home owners, contractors, and developers each have a role to play in reducing carbon emissions at the residential scale. Here are five project examples that illustrate how you can build single-family housing sustainably, with style.
Urban Eco Home Infill
Non-profit development firm Midtown... read more