Energy + Environment

Changing climate, shifting demographics, and growing demands for energy are presenting truly global design challenges and opportunities. Design’s role in shaping the future course of our planet has never been more vital. The GSD is leading large-scale initiatives that will transform our relationship with our individual and collective homes and environment.

In our rapidly urbanizing global economy, we need a vision that shapes the impact of building on our environment. Buildings account for 30 to 40% of energy consumption in most countries—this makes the life-cycle energy use of buildings a significant factor in meeting the global environmental challenge of climate change. Better, more efficient design is at the heart of building a better future for generations to come.

Danika Cooper MLA ’15

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