Foster + Partners has long believed in design being holistic and respectful of the needs of people and planet. Climate change is caused by atmospheric warming by Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG). Building construction and operations represent 26% of the total global GHG emissions. To help us reduce carbon emissions on our projects to meet the demands of the UN Paris Agreement, we have now devised a methodology to quantify them.
In 2015, the Agreement (Article 2) stated that global temperature change should be limited to an increase of +2˚C, ideally +1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. To make the Agreement more accessible, we produced a visual interpretation of it with the UN... [+]