How to Keep Buildings Cool Without Air Conditioning – According to an Expert in Sustainable Design

Written by Engineers 4 Change

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning. In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world. It’s predicted that around two-thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for energy to cool buildings will triple.

But unless the energy comes from renewable sources, all that added demand will generate more greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming – and of course, to hotter summers. It’s a vicious cycle – but buildings can be designed to keep the heat out, without contributing to climate change.

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