29 Aug '16, 7am

Buildings should be net zero, says architecture dean

Buildings should be net zero, says architecture dean

Buildings are currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers and emitters of carbon dioxide, a problem the sector is trying to tackle as the global climate fight gathers momentum. But two critical barriers hampering efforts to make green buildings the norm are a lack of qualified manpower and the slow adoption of new technologies and processes, says Professor Lam Khee Poh, dean of the National University of Singapore’s School of Environment and Design (SDE). Buildings account for 40 per cent of global energy consumption and a corresponding 40 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions; this is “significant” for one sector, he tells Eco-Business in a recent interview. “One of the major challenges for the building industry in Singapore and worldwide is to strategically reduce energy use and emissions, hence the growth of green buildings and sustainable design,” says Lam, wh...

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