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Experts call for ban on glass skyscrapers to save energy in climate crisis

28.07.2019
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Air conditioning is used to avoid greenhouse effect but cooling buildings adds to carbon emissionsLeading architects and engineers are calling for all-glass skyscrapers to be banned because they are too difficult and expensive to cool."If you're building a greenhouse in a climate emergency, it's a pretty odd thing to do to say the least," said Simon Sturgis, an adviser to the government and the Greater London Authority, as well as chairman of the Royal Institute of British Architects sustainability group. "If you're using standard glass facades you need a lot of energy to cool them down, and using a lot of energy equates to a lot of carbon emissions." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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