Sometime in May I came across a post on the “Breathe Life Campaign” that caught my interest. The Breathe Life Campaign was a campaign focused on the use of public transportation or bicycles to reduce the emissions from a number of vehicles on the road. I had recently moved
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Chances are you’re here because you’ve either considered or have already decided on going into the business of designing green buildings. If you’re still at the stage of understanding what green buildings are really about, worry not, Read more
“What are these carbon emissions I keep hearing about?”, you ask. Welcome to the post where I attempt to make you understand what the fuss is about emissions and climate change.
Carbon emissions are one of the products of certain reactions that involve burning. Reactions could be part of using up fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, oil), burning up solid waste, trees, and also chemical reactions such as cement production. The production of carbon dioxide, which is a member of the green house gas crew, is as a result of mostly human activities. These are not the only agents Read more