How energy-efficient buildings work (infographic)

17 Jul 2012340 Views

Existing buildings are responsible for more than 40pc of the world’s total primary energy consumption and for 24pc of global carbon dioxide emissions, reveals a new infographic on how to make buildings more energy efficient.

To decrease the numbers in those percentages, an energy-efficient building employs ‘greener’ solutions when it comes to water, waste, timber, flooring, lighting, heating and cooling, and even furniture.

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Besides offering tips, options and guidance on the energy-efficient solutions, the infographic published by Spaceway on Visual.ly also reveals where energy is lost from buildings (walls are the main culprit), and lists examples of energy-efficient buildings from around the world, such as One Westminster Place in London, to help fire up energy-efficient inspiration.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic

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