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The design, construction and operation of buildings account for nearly 40 per cent of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions. During this year’s Global Climate Strike, the Canadian design industry publicly committed to eliminating waste and harm to the environment. Part of this commitment included support for a shift to circular design: mimicking natural ecosystems in our man-made systems in a bid to eliminate waste.
Four postgraduate students at the University of Calgary kept sustainability top of mind as they carried out their final research projects. Working with design studios such as 3XN/GXN, Dialog Design, McKinley Burkhart, and Studio North, the newest alumni of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) provide practical insight into how design and planning can be deployed to reduce overall carbon impact. Read more »
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