Global Need for Low Carbon Architecture

Negar Sheikh Mohammadi Khamseh


Low carbon architecture (Note 1) can be solution to reduce the global environmental impacts which affect all mankind. Huge amount of greenhouse gases emissions in last few decades are responsible for great part of global warming, climate changes, ozone layer depletion and other environmental issues. These vary from emissions during manufacturing of the building materials, to the emissions generated till the end of the building’s life. The current research explores the necessity of carbon emission reduction at global scale and the different carbon emission reduction opportunities in the building industry. It states the various strategies which help in carbon emission reduction during different stages of building cycle including construction, operation and demolition. By following sustainable architecture techniques it is possible to minimize the negative impacts of buildings on the environment and to have healthier environment which allows future generations to benefit from it.

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