NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 6


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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.



Understanding Citizen Science:


Pages 1-23.



Calculate your carbon footprint.

1. Calculate the carbon footprint of your country:


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.