Global Climate Change Opportunity as Well as Challenge to Architecture
As known to all, the emission of greenhouse gases is mainly caused by human activities. If we could cut down the emission, we could gradually prevent the influence of climate change. Relevant research shows that in the field of energy consumption, the control of CO2 emission is the most effective way to save energy. Thus, reducing the architectural energy consumption is one of the most crucial factors to realize global climate goals. Although more and more scholars prefer to use the word ‘dilemma’ to describe the urgent contradiction between architectural construction and environment, and energy as well, I still want to discuss the influence of global warming on the architecture industry, and explain why it is an opportunity as well.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
J. H. Yu "Global Climate Change Opportunity as Well as Challenge to Architecture", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 5289-5292, 2011