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Sustainable Building Design

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


Reducing waste and inefficiency in buildings might sound like a huge, abstract goal for property owners, designers and architects. What they may not know, however, is that there is a clear and actionable set of sustainability standards they can use. These principles can not only help improve a building’s ecological footprint, but also save significant money over its lifetime. These standards were developed as part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program — and if you’re one of the few professionals who haven’t delved into what they could mean for your projects, now is the time. 


Boiled down to its most basic premise, LEED is a system in which buildings are awarded points based on their performance in a number of key metrics. These include water efficiency, use of resources and indoor air quality. Adopting sustainable practices, designs and materials in any or all of these areas increases the building’s score, which determines its certification. LEED Platinum-certified structures are recognized as among the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible in the world. The system serves as a way to encourage the construction industry to incorporate more of these standards into its work. 


Earning points may be as simple as using recyclable perforated metal in architectural details or installing LED lighting fixtures. If you want to learn more about how this program works and how you can benefit from it, see the accompanying infographic. It contains important information you can use to increase the sustainability of your project, benefiting both your future operating costs and the planet. 



U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)


Author bio: Sandy Winkelman is head of marketing at Hendrick Manufacturing, a metal solutions provider. Winkelman has more than 25 years of industrial marketing experience where she specializes in “how-to” content with an industrial slant.

Thursday

The 10 greenest cities in the world

Vauban district, Freiburg, Germany


The TOP 10 greenest cities in the world (as determined by Green City Times):

  1. Reykjavik, Iceland  
  2. Vaxjo, Sweden  
  3. Freiburg, Germany 
  4. Vancouver, Canada  
  5. Copenhagen, Denmark  
  6. London, UK 
  7. Curitiba, Brazil 
  8. Portland, Oregon, US 
  9. San Diego, California, US 
  10. Oslo, Norway 


Honorable mentions for world’s greenest city:

ParisAustinChicago


These cities all incorporate some of the 10+ ways to:
Stabilize Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Green City Times


Solar power to supply at least ¼ of the world’s electricity by 2050


Global rise of solar energy


Solar power will provide anywhere from half on upwards of renewable energy generation by 2050. The EIA forecast below depicts renewables supplying half of the world’s electricity generation by mid-century.  The below forecasts suggest solar will provide at least ¼ of the world’s electricity needs; as utility-scale solar continues to drop in price, and solar photovoltaics continue to increase in efficiency.The global energy mix forecasts following the EIA’s forecast below all have solar growing exponentially as mid-century approaches.

Although the EIA International Energy Outlook is often criticized; the EIA Energy Outlook data compiled annually is often a starting point for energy industry prognosticators, like Exxon and BP, to sustainabites alike, as seen evidence of in the variations of EIA’s basic data in the last few energy mix forecasts in this article. 
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 EIA projects that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050   
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2019 ”In 2018, 28% of global electricity was generated from renewable energy sources, most (96%) of which was produced from hydropower, wind, and solar technologies. In its International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that renewables will collectively increase to 49% of global electricity generation by 2050. Of the top three renewable sources, EIA expects solar’s share of generation to grow the fastest and hydroelectric’s share to grow the slowest."

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Carbon pricing, and a few other public policies to mitigate anthropogenic climate change, will effectively decrease fossil fuel production, and increase renewable energy generation. These climate-friendly policies will need to be adopted by the vast majority of nations worldwide in order to significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions to a safer level for the planet; and for the energy transition to be fully realized. For a complete guide on public policies to fight climate change, and strategies to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, please see:

Green City Times articles on those topics. 

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 energypost.eu/an-independent-global-energy-forecast-to-2050-to-compare-with-the-ieas-weo-2018

“...policies like renewable energy mandates will be replaced by dedicated climate change policies, such as CO2 pricing schemes imposing an emissions cost above $50/ton with a clear upwards trajectory. Developed nations will be forced into the lead by mounting pressure from increasingly powerful developing economies feeling the effects of the vast historical emissions of the rich world. This global policy shift will not affect the rapid growth trajectory of wind and solar, which will also benefit from technology-neutral policies...” 

 
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[Note- this above projection for energy consumption, and the below one for energy supply to 2050, do not have solar at quite a 25% global level. However, solar’s share of the world electricity mix is steadily growing in the EIA scenario; and it is reasonable to assume that with continued growth of the solar energy market, and continued urban electrification, much of which will depend on solar + battery storage, solar will represent at least ¼ of the world’s electricity share by mid-centurySolar achieves a large share of global electricity production, even if it is not depicted in global energy consumption, which can include oil and biofuels for transportation.] 
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The below scenario depicts a realistic, optimistic, energy forecast. Here, ambitious public policies like carbon pricing are effective in both raising the share of renewables in the global energy mix AND lowering global energy demand and consumption. Other than carbon pricing, a mix of positive climate public policies and technological advancements/ mass adoption of sustainable technologies and sustainable political-social trends bring about the needed positive changes. 


These positive advancements include: electrification of most urban energy needs (such as replacing conventional HVAC units in buildings with heat pumps, use of smart meters with all buildings, other energy efficiency and green building strategies), electrification of industry, sustainable mass transit, and the adoption of electric vehicles in urban environments at a significantly high level.In addition, these positive developments in energy transition ALL include increased energy efficiency; in part due to increased urban electrification, across all sectors (buildings, transportation and shipping, industry, manufacturing, agriculture), which has the effect of reducing energy demand and consumption. 


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 dnv-gl-publishes-energy-transition-outlook-to-2050-the-worlds-energy-demand-will-peak-in-2035-prompting-a-reshaping-of-energy-investment

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“The decarbonization of the energy mix will be reflected in investment trends with money spent on renewables set to triple by 2050. Conversely, fossil fuel spending will drop by around a third. Overall, the rate of energy expenditure will slow to such a degree that by mid-century, as a percentage of GDP, the world will be spending 44% less than today. Electrification and its inherent efficiency will contribute to humanity’s energy demand declining from the mid-2030s onwards.” 
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This below energy outlook offers a depiction of a scenario where renewables grow considerably, and overall global energy demand also starts to dip; in this scenario, the decline in global energy demand is seen shortly before 2050. In this scenario, overall world energy demand and consumption decline as fossil fuel consumption declines. Even as global energy demand declines, the share of renewables in the world energy mix increases, and the demand for renewable energy rises through mid-century. 



 
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Lastly, here is an optimistic scenario which depicts global fossil fuel use phasing out completely from the world energy mix by the end of the century; and energy demand declining sharply before mid-century, even as consumption of renewables steadily rises all century. 


FROM-   peakoil.com/consumption/looking-back-10-years-after-peak-oil 
When the evolution of the energy consumption of the world, of which nowadays approximately 85% consists of greenhouse gas generating fossil fuels, is extrapolated to the end of the century, when a fixed point of nearly 0% fossil fuels at A.D. 2100 and a fixed point of “40 to 70% reduction by A.D. 2050”, say 50% reduction, is set, when the current growth in use of fossil fuels is gradually turned in an as moderate as possible decrease, meeting the two fixed points, when the evolution of nuclear, solar, wind, hydro and biomass is counted in in an optimistic way, the future looks like this diagram:” 
 
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