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How Eco-Friendly Builders are Using Big Data to Make Design Decisions

January 05, 2019 / insideBIGDATA

Regardless of the position of the current administration or politicians at a local and state level, consumers are increasingly concerned about climate change and the effect it will have on our everyday lives in the very near future. A new study shows we have just over a decade to make some major changes to prevent serious, irreversible damage. Even for those who dispute the facts about humanity’s contribution to climate change, there is no denying that large buildings have an impact on cities and the environment there, and even these localized effects can be mitigated with an eco-friendly approach. This means that builders are increasingly looking to go green, from large skyscrapers to single family homes and multi-family complexes. They’re using a lot of methods to do so: Renewable energy, including solar. Efficient appliances, even eco-friendly fireplaces and other comforts. Air cleaning plants, both inside and out. Hydroponics and aquaponics to grow fish and plants that ...