As Congress passes green energy legislation, the Seattle Kraken’s Climate Pledge Arena showcases many of the technologies that can be used to reduce carbon emissions and recycle as much as possible in a large sports arena.
As we try to deal with the colossal challenges of outdated infrastructure challenges and climate change, there is a trend toward building and living in smaller, more self-reliant buildings and communities— while still enjoying the benefits of connecting to the grid.
Early adopters of new technologies are considered visionaries, thinking years ahead of the majority. Mainstream entities fight this technological evolution — especially when it has economic ramifications.
Professionals working in the built environment have a key role to play in laying the groundwork for new ways to approach energy and water use in buildings that allow them to exist in harmony with nature, rather than as environmentally damaging blights on the planet’s surface.
I could keep adding stories all day about great people in the building industry who know what the world needs to know: We have all the proven solutions we need for the climate change challenges we face.