30 Mar '18, 6pm

Which generates more greenhouse gases, transportation or buildings?

Which generates more greenhouse gases, transportation or buildings?

It all comes back to buildings. A few months ago I wrote that transportation is now the biggest source of US CO2 emissions, noting that the switch from coal to natural gas for power generation had caused emissions from power generation to decrease while cars kept turning into trucks and emitting more. More recently, the Rhodium Group released final US emissions numbers for 2017, including other sectors, like industry and buildings. © Rhodium Group Architect Gregory Duncan saw this graph and suggested that architects and others in the industry should not get complacent just because the yellow line was so low, way lower than power or transportation. "Of course, buildings affect emissions from power and transportation sectors as well. We in the AEC industry shouldn't assume that the yellow line being the smallest means that we don't have a big impact." Lawrence Livermore Nati...

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