Built This Way: Why Buildings Contribute So Much to Climate Change, and How Their Outsized Impact Holds The Key To Decarbonizing the World

Event Date: 
December 4, 2023

How much do buildings contribute to climate change? And what can we do to reduce their impact? We know buildings must decarbonize to move toward a healthier planetary future. However, until now we’ve lacked clarity on how the climate solutions we need to transform our buildings are related to our existing practices and environmental problems.  

In this latest in our signature Ignite webinar series, Amanda D. Smith, Project Drawdown senior scientist for the built environment, will explore how buildings contribute to climate change – including processes you may not have even known connected to the buildings around you.

Smith will explain why climate solutions and climate problems are tricky to untangle in this sector. And she’ll offer suggestions for choosing and implementing solutions that can keep us on the path to building a better world that dramatically reduces emissions while designing and operating buildings that keep us healthier, more connected to each other, and more connected to the earth.

Whether you are an architect, construction professional, building manager, homeowner, or renter, you’ll come away with a better ability to judge how your actions will reduce buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions. And if you live, work, eat, sleep, or recreate indoors, you’ll come away with a new understanding of how buildings came to be the way they are, why they’re driving our climate crisis, and what we can change.

When: Dec 4, 2023 12:00 PM ET

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