Earth Day is an international day devoted to our planet. It draws attention to the environment, promoting conservation and sustainability. Each year on April 22nd, around 1 billion individuals across more than 190 countries take action to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and bring about behavioural change to protect the environment.
Buildings can be vulnerable to climate change.
In the future there may be an increase in the risk of collapse, declining health, and significant loss of value due to the increasing storms, snow or subsidence damage, water encroachment, deteriorating indoor climate and reduced building lifetime. In the short-term.
Storms will constitute a safety risk in those parts of existing buildings that do not meet the building code's safety requirements. In the longer term, more and longer-lasting heat waves could have health-related consequences, especially for the elderly and weak, in nursing homes, for example.
Architecture strategy in climate change
It involves finding solutions to much bigger questions regarding key social issues. By focusing on the connections between climate change and the built environment, we can turn our attention to creating new dynamic models that tackle energy usage, urban density, potable water conservation, and sustainable environments.
Many architects and organizations are gathering to tackle climate change, we have begun to see innovative buildings emerge to construct a better future and environment.
It is very hard to imagine living in a world without the modern style of architecture we all live and work. The built environment is an essential part of our livelihoods, and most people are very far from a building or structure that has electricity and running water. However, buildings and construction have a significant impact on the planet and on climate change. The global buildings sector is responsible for more than one-third of global energy use and CO2 emissions, with 8% of global emissions caused by the production of cement alone.