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Climate Solutions for Buildings Sector


A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Transportation Sector. It lists different solutions by the Transportation sector towards addressing the climate crisis such as:

  1. Enhance efficiency by employing techniques like insulation along with optimising energy use
  2. Adopting clean energy alternatives for space & water heating as well as cooking
  3. Retrofitting to avoid refrigerant leaks and proper disposal of refrigerants

This reading includes specific solutions from each sub-sector within the transportation sector. These solutions are based on adaptation scenarios, financial models, and are integrated with other solutions. They also include discussions related to each sub-sector. Climate solutions for the transportation sector included in the reading are:

  1. Alternative Refrigerants
  2. Biogas for Cooking
  3. Building Automation Systems
  4. Building Retrofitting
  5. Clean Cooking
  6. District Heating
  7. Dynamic Glass
  8. Green and Cool Roofs
  9. High-Efficiency Heat Pumps
  10. High-Performance Glass
  11. Insulation
  12. Low-Flow Fixtures
  13. Net-Zero Buildings
  14. Refrigerant Management
  15. Smart Thermostats
  16. Solar Hot Water

Students will learn about climate solutions from the transportation sector and sub-sectors.

Use this tool to help your students find
answers to:

  1. Mention technologies that can be adopted to make buildings smarter and sustainable.
  2. What are net-zero buildings?
  3. Explain the importance of insulation and retrofitting.
  4. What is district heating?
About Tool
Tool Name Project Drawdown: Buildings Sector
Discipline Environmental Sciences, Economics, Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Carbon Emissions, Urban Geography, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Buildings, Net Zero, Smart Homes, Urbanisation, Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Sustainability 
Climate Topic Climate Solutions, Climate Economics, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Project Drawdown
Hosted at Project Drawdown Website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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