Green Building: David Chipperfield says “From a sustainability perspective and a resource perspective, we will be working much more with existing buildings. . .”

Mar 7, 2023 | PBS

From a sustainability perspective and a resource perspective, we will be working much more with existing buildings, not just monumental ones, and not just the obviously significant ones. But I think we are going to change our attitude towards the reuse and the refurbishment and the refitting of more ordinary buildings.

And I think this will be a big shift in the next 10 years.

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Sacramento is at a tipping point. What’s the future of housing, sprawl and racial inequality?

June 12, 2023 | By Ryan Lillis

The Sacramento region is at a tipping point. And the next few years will determine what shape we leave it in for the next generation. The region’s housing is less expensive than California’s coastal cities, a selling point that motivated thousands of new residents to move inland since the start of the pandemic. Yet housing prices and rents have skyrocketed the past three years, and fewer than one-third of residents here can now afford to buy the median-priced home. Within the past few months, the Sacramento area became a “minority-majority” region, meaning white residents now make up less than 50% of the population. Still, substantial racial disparities in income, education and access to housing persist, even after the racial reckoning of 2020. Many commercial corridors remain starved for investment, especially those running through lower-income neighborhoods.

Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/sacramento-tipping-point/article276112636.html#storylink=cpy

Green Building: Why The Built Environment?

From https://architecture2030.org/why-the-building-sector/

We must eliminate all CO2 emissions from the built environment by 2040 to meet 1.5° Climate targets.

The Built Environment

The built environment generates 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. Of those total emissions, building operations are responsible for 27% annually, while building and infrastructure materials and construction (typically referred to as embodied carbon) are responsible for an additional 13% annually.

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Green Building: Why Not Carbon Negative Concrete?

From Architect Magazine, https://www.architectmagazine.com/.

The imperative to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment is central to the Architecture 2030 Challenge.

Public and private sector research labs worldwide are racing to deliver carbon-reducing building materials. Chief among them: zero-carbon concrete.

Material scientists have made dramatic strides in recent years reimagining concrete composition and formulation. Commonly available manufacturing byproducts such as fly ash, bottom ash, slag, and other pozzolans are viable carbon emission-reducing replacements for traditional cement clinker.

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Sacramento is at a tipping point. What’s the future of housing, sprawl and racial inequality?

By Ryan Lillis | June 12, 2023 | The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento region is at a tipping point. And the next few years will determine what shape we leave it in for the next generation. The region’s housing is less expensive than California’s coastal cities, a selling point that motivated thousands of new residents to move inland since the start of the pandemic. Yet housing prices and rents have skyrocketed the past three years, and fewer than one-third of residents here can now afford to buy the median-priced home. Within the past few months, the Sacramento area became a “minority-majority” region, meaning white residents now make up less than 50% of the population. Still, substantial racial disparities in income, education and access to housing persist, even after the racial reckoning of 2020. Many commercial corridors remain starved for investment, especially those running through lower-income neighborhoods.

Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/sacramento-tipping-point/article276112636.html#storylink=cpy