World Green Building Week (23 – 29 September 2019) is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings - something that EcoHome has been doing for over 10 years, and that our 2m readers seem to appreciate!
To show solidarity with the cause, this World Green Building Week, we’re #BuildingLife and signing the pledge to continue exploring how we can create a green, healthy and climate resilient built environment for all.
This year’s campaign aims to raise greater awareness of the carbon emissions from all stages of a building’s lifecycle, and therefore encourage new practices and new ways of thinking to work towards reducing carbon emissions from buildings - which is why EcoHome has launched a promotion of Sustainably built LEED & Passive House ready prefab kit homes, see here.
Did you know buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions? 28% of these emissions come from the operational "in-use" phase – to heat, power and cool them, while 11% of these emissions are attributed to embodied carbon emissions, which refers to carbon that is released during the construction process and material manufacturing.
To date, the mainstream building and construction industry’s focus has been on operational emissions and how buildings actually perform in-use - though EcoHome already has 72 guides covering the Carbon Footprint of buildings & how to reduce them.