|More than any other human endeavor, the design of homes and buildings shapes our relationship with energy and the environment. In the United States, buildings use one-third of all the energy consumed, and roughly two-thirds of all electricity. Our buildings generate 30% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and 30% of waste output. For a new generation of architects, the challenge is to design “green buildings.” This means buildings that maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy, minimize waste and pollution, and increase the health, safety, and comfort of the people who live and work in them.
After reviewing your role (at right), choose the relevant team category below:
A. Land Use
B. Water Efficiency
C. Energy Use
E. Indoor Environment