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Hothouse Earth – What can we do to help?

With the possibility of soaring hot temperatures hitting the Earth and ‘hotter than average’ days soon becoming the norm, is there anything we can do to help the situation?

We are continually working towards devising a better way of living and scientists are developing methods to reduce our CO2 emissions and our carbon footprint. However this ‘irreversible pathway’ may seem a little beyond our limits, the closer we get to 2 degrees of warming above pre-industrial levels, the greater the chances that some natural allies will spew out more carbon than they currently now take in.

How can we make changes to help the environment?

Scientists believe that we can avoid the Hothouse scenario by making some fundamental changes to our relationship with the planet. Recommendations are to stop burning fossil fuels, plant forests full of trees and protect those forests already in existence, as well as find new ways to block the sun’s rays and ultimately remove carbon from the air. This is no mean feat.

Reducing CO2 emissions can be achieved in many ways, such as with the development of fuel efficient vehicles or removing vehicle transport wherever possible. Houses and buildings in the UK create around 218 million tonnes of CO2 from utilities alone, but there are some simple ways to reduce this. Within the home, eating organically can have a huge effect on the planet’s carbon footprint as without the need for food transportation, the CO2 emissions are eventually reduced. Within our construction, we ensure limited trips are made to sites to reduce the CO2 we produce.

How do Net Zero Buildings help reduce carbon footprints?

We are designing new buildings that quite simply produce their own electricity and manage air pollution. At all stages of design, we consider environmental damage within the manufacturing process, where up to 67% less energy is required to produce a modular building compared to an equivalent traditionally-built project.

Net Zero Buildings designs and constructs the UK’s most energy efficient school buildings. Our own proprietary design which we build off-site at our factory in Cambridge is multi-award-winning and is operarted at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions; generating clean energy and revenue through integrated renewable energy sources.

With solar energy, an efficient heating and cooling system and a negative carbon emission rating, we ensure that we are doing our small part in preventing this impending Hothouse Earth.

If you’d like to hear more about our experience in delivering new school buildings, faster, more cost effectively and with less environmental impact, please contact us today.