On the Green Fence Podcast hosted by Deutsche Welle: Keeping homes cool as the planet heats up
Climate change is expected to make heat waves longer and more severe, with catastrophic consequences for our health and economies. The International Energy Agency predicts that energy demand from air conditioners will triple by 2050. But ironically, the more we use these carbon-intensive machines, the more we contribute to global heating. So how do we break that cycle?
Sarah el Battouty shared in the interview ECOnsult's efforts to help communities deal with extreme heat and simple solutions to make homes (especially in remote or poor communities) able to cope with the impacts of climate change. Soaring temperatures are changing the way we design and build.