Chair’s Letter: Is a Sustainable Built Environment Possible?

Blog Author: Richard Saxon, CBE The Extinction Rebellion movement has certainly rekindled awareness in everyone that climate change is real, and that drastic action is essential. But what can we in the built environment do differently other than the slow, incremental changes that are in train? Two recent books point the way and give rise to some optimism. There are two, related areas of change to consider. Firstly, energy use in both making and running buildings must become zero-carbon. Secondly, the linear approach to building…