NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 6

Most of the technological interventions in the global environment have focused on the supply side:

The availability of land (conservation)

The availability of fuel (gas crises, investment in clean tech)

The availability of greener products with greener materials (green product development/greenwashing)

In this class we focus on the demand side – making buildings so that they demand less from the earth. But to understand the context, we need to know our recent history.

 

Reading:

Understanding Citizen Science:

http://www.ukeof.org.uk/documents/understanding-citizen-science.pdf

Pages 1-23.

 

Assignment:

Calculate your carbon footprint.

1. Calculate the carbon footprint of your country:

http://www.carbonfootprintofnations.com/

2. Find a personal carbon footprint calculator that you trust. Prepare a one page/slide view of your footprint. Why did you choose this particular calculator. What were the inputs. What did you learn.

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