All buildings, including the ones that we live and work in have a negative impact on the environment and also account for a huge portion of emissions throughout their life cycle. This impact comes in the form of resources used in construction, space heating and usage of electricity and natural resources. In this pathway on Green Buildings, Marina Economidou, first explains what a green building is and then goes to on to state the need for "greening" existing buildings. Christophe Williams then explains how decarbonising heating in buildings is one of the biggest challenges of the current decade. He also explains how solar thermal technology could pave way for a a cleaner future for heating applications.
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2 video modules • 18 minutes
In this video, Marina Economidou explains the significance of green buildings and their role in transitioning towards a green economy and also discusses the challenges and concerns around investment in green buildings.
Marina Economidou • 08:09
In this video on decarbonising heat, Christophe introduces the staggering potential of solar energy and the progress in solar panel technology. He also covers the problems of distribution, the enormous task of transitioning to renewable energy cost effectively and the means by which to achieve this. Finally, he discusses about the next 30 years of solar heat.
Christophe Williams • 10:13