Working Toward Zero: How Do We Get Our Buildings to Net Zero Carbon to Help Reverse Climate Change?


Episode 21

As more information becomes available on the causes of climate change and how to reverse its effect, one thing is clear: cities and buildings play a big role in both. Cities contribute 70 to 75 percent of worldwide emissions, with nearly 40 percent of carbon emissions coming from their buildings. The World Resources Institute recently released a report that said that while one of the Paris Agreement's goals is to have every building reach net zero carbon by 2050, not even 1 percent of buildings are currently. How can we reach that goal?

Joining Curiosity Unplugged today is Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering Hamid Arastoopour, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering Brent Stephens, and Assistant Professor of Architecture Rahman Azari.