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50 Years of Earth Day – The Architecture Industry’s Responsibility to Planet Earth

Today, April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. According to the United Nations’ 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, the building sector accounts for 39% of global emissions contributing to climate change. Building construction and operations account for more than any other industry. With such a responsibility, has the architectural sector been able to meet its promises to eliminate harmful greenhouse gas emissions? Are we designing our way out of the climate crisis or are we stagnating in our traditional ways of thinking?

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