Pay attention to China. The world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China has set itself tough goals for lower energy use and higher energy efficiency. But in the last six months, the trends have been in the wrong direction. China remains committed to meeting its goals, but it won’t be easy.
Architecture in recent years has been trying to combat the negative effects of construction on the atmosphere by leaning towards using more sustainable building and construction materials. Building high performance houses are one way that architects have been creating new buildings to reduce the energy used which is