oa CSIR Science Scope - Energy-efficient buildings on the horizon : energy efficiency
|Article Title||Energy-efficient buildings on the horizon : energy efficiency|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Hilda Van Rooyen|
|Publication Date||Jun 2009|
|Pages||44 - 45|
A direct link exists between buildings, carbon emissions and the ability of the natural environment to absorb carbon dioxide. Globally, the built environment is responsible for 40% of energy use, 17% of fresh water use, 25% of wood harvested and 40% of material use.
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