4:35 | By taking inspiration from ancient cities, the cities of the future can prioritize public transportation and foster human connection, resulting in reduced emissions and more accessibility.
28:25 | Sea levels are rising due to climate change. Many coastal cities are at growing risk of flooding. Architects are trying to react to this development with new ideas, such as floating cities.
8:11 | Concrete emits a ton of carbon. Here’s how we get it to net-zero.
13:32 | Buildings are bad news for the climate — but they don’t have to be. While our structures are currently responsible for a third of global energy consumption and emissions, a future where they create more energy than they produce is possible.
14:11 | Taking us to her home of Barbados, where the hurricane season is unforgiving and freak storms are becoming more frequent, Alyssa-Amor Gibbons points to the brilliance of endemic designs that are built to work with nature.
48:51 | Artist Marjan van Aubel argues for a ‘solar democracy’. The moment solar technology is linked to aesthetics and design, a whole new perspective emerges.
12:48 | Concrete accounts for 8% of global CO2 emissions and it’s usage is set to skyrocket in the coming decades as the world’s population grows and moves towards more urban environments.
12:45 | Modern technology has enabled timber to be engineered in such a way that it can be used as an apparently “carbon negative” replacement for steel in very tall buildings. But can we afford the land required to create vast new timber plantations?
10:40 | Algae is one of the most successful organisms on earth, and we humans are only just starting to understand its potential in our climate mitigation challenge.
10:40 | Constructing buildings is awful for the environment. With 60% of the world population set to live in cities by 2030, how can we make buildings…not suck?
8:38 | Concrete is simple, cheap, strong and lasts long. But the wonder material that’s all around us is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions — and it’s not easy to change that.
13:51 | Passive House, or Passivhaus, is an energy efficient building design standard for new builds all over the world. But what about existing buildings that already account for almost 40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions?
11:21 | What are the principles of Passive House?
42:26 | Sea levels are rising faster and faster, threatening 700 million people who live on the world’s coasts. Will water become the habitat of the future?
1:01:07 | Modern urban development requires a multi-dimensional design approach to encompass energy-efficient architecture, pedestrian-friendly environment and vibrant open spaces.
4:39 | How much CO2 would a skyscraper save if a skyscraper was made of wood?
10:59 | Using the 5 green building techniques explained in this video, Passive Houses need only 10% of the energy that a conventional home uses.
1:43 | Stemningsvideo fra messen Building Green i Forum 2013.
12:22 | Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood.