The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their Sixth Assessment Report last week, highlighting the gravity and urgency of the climate crisis. Clearly, there’s work that needs to be done.
As the report states, we will all continue to experience the effects of roughly 1 degree of human-induced warming to date. However, the severity of future effects depends on us: we have a responsibility to prepare our cities, to accelerate decarbonization and lessen additional warming, and to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.
At Building Energy Exchange, this IPCC report confirms our mission: to reduce the effects of climate change by improving the built environment.
“The existential threat of climate change creates an imperative for us to quickly transition to carbon neutral, energy efficient buildings, dramatically reducing their 40% contribution to the world’s GHG emissions. Meeting this generational challenge will create a healthier built environment everywhere for everyone,” said Richard Yancey, FAIA, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange.