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Clinton Global Initiative | Sustainable Cities Working Group
6-12-2016 | News Events
The U.S. infrastructure and green building industries still face a lack of sufficient funding and market adoption that impede the advancement of integrated, sustainable urban systems at scale. Resilient, inclusive, and resource-efficient development is vital for connecting populations to economic opportunity, protecting against climate impacts, and promoting community health.
In June 2016, Miller Hull partner Brian Court attended the Clinton Global Initiative Sustainable Cities working group, and participated in the High Performance Buildings session in which attendees explored programs facilitating water and energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, housing strategies that use retrofits to foster affordability, and data approaches linking retrofits to improved resident health.
According to Brian, a new era of architecture is upon us. Because the built environment is responsible for 40% of carbon emissions, it’s time for architects to change the way we design buildings. “A lot of people think that the look and feel of a building has to be compromised for sustainability and high performance to…