The Materials Book

Art.Nr.: 9783944074405

Autor: Ilka Ruby...

Erscheinungsjahr: 2021

Verlag/Ort: Ruby Press, Berlin

Sprache: English

Bindung: Softcover

Seiten: 400

ISBN/Art.: 978-3-944074-40-5

EUR 38,00
inkl. 7 % USt


With the world’s population growing by 2.6 people per second, by 2050 we will need twice as many homes, highways, streets, and schools–all kinds of built infrastructure—if we are to maintain our standard of living. That will require vast quantities of construction materials and untold emissions of carbon dioxide, both for building new structures and heating, cooling, and maintaining them over the decades. While people in construction have a growing sense of the environmental toll of their business, the shift toward more sustainable standards can seem frustratingly slow. Yet the good news is that the scale of the industry means construction can be both a problem and a solution, as even small changes in the way we build can have an outsize impact on global carbon output.