Architecture icon Jana Schaeffer recently posted a list of “top ten most important buildings” for a future “sustainable urban environment” and I’m happy to share it with you.
The list is by no means exhaustive, and is by design, as I’m sure you’ve heard, but it is by far the most comprehensive I have seen.
The buildings listed on this list are the building types most likely to generate most of the CO2 emitted in the U.S. in the next decade.
The other buildings on this article were selected from a list I have created to help architects and planners better understand the impact of climate change on their buildings and the sustainability of our future.
The top 10 most important building types are listed below: 1.
Urban Design – The first building to be designated as a top ten building type is the urban design, which is an innovative approach to urban design that focuses on making buildings more livable, environmentally friendly, and aesthetically pleasing.
In this category, we find that the buildings are mostly large scale residential or office buildings with a mix of green spaces and public spaces.
The Urban Design building type has proven its worth over the past decades by increasing the number of people living in and around its spaces and increasing the efficiency of the energy use.
For example, the National Museum of American History has a number of green space spaces within its campus, and a large building in Chicago has a greenhouse roof.
Green Infrastructure – Building types like this are often referred to as “green infrastructure” and are often built to promote the building’s ability to capture and store energy.
The design of green infrastructure is important to recognize because it is a critical component of the building itself, as it helps to reduce energy usage.
In many cases, the buildings energy-efficiency measures are based on the use of energy-efficient features like solar panels and water heating.
In some cases, energy-saving features like energy-absorbing roofing systems and insulation are incorporated into the design.
Public Spaces – Public spaces are often considered the most environmentally sensitive building types and are important in terms of building design.
Public spaces provide a range of places for people to gather, work, and play.
They also offer a range the potential for natural ventilation and air circulation.
Public space can be built to support a range a number other buildings, including office buildings, commercial buildings, and housing developments.
In the example below, we see how green space can help to create an air-conditioned, low-energy space for the public and is a prime example of the importance of a green building design in terms, of design.
Residential and Commercial – Residential buildings tend to be more energy efficient than commercial buildings.
A study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 2017 found that residential buildings are one of the most energy efficient buildings types in terms not only of CO2 emissions, but also in terms for energy consumption and building lifespan.
Commercial buildings have a long-term energy-use cycle that depends on the size of the space and its design.
Commercial spaces tend to have more energy efficiency than residential spaces and are therefore an excellent place for people and buildings to live, work and play together.
Commercial Space – The most common type of space is a commercial space.
These buildings are typically large, open spaces in which the public can gather and shop and eat or drink, and where they can use restrooms.
The space can also serve as an office space or for office use.
The most popular commercial spaces include retail stores and restaurants, shopping malls, and residential buildings.
Residential Landscape – Residential Landscapes are usually designed to be a combination of a small-scale residential area and an open space.
They are typically built on a site where people can congregate, play, and be active.
They can also be used as parking.
This type of building is often built for the residential, not the commercial, market, and can be quite environmentally friendly in terms that it is built for people who want to use it for recreational purposes.
Business and Industrial Space – This type is typically a large office building or a commercial building, with multiple levels of floors.
It can be used to store equipment or for large retail stores.
This kind of space also serves as an area for social gathering, and the office buildings are often used for large-scale conferences, events, or other meetings.
Business space and industrial spaces are particularly important to understand in terms the buildings climate impact, in terms their impact on energy use, and in terms on their sustainability.
Commercial Office Space – Business office spaces are typically located in large buildings, where they serve as meeting and workspace space.
Commercial office space is generally built to accommodate people working from home and can serve as office space for a variety of different industries.
For many of these, this type of office space can become a source of greenhouse gas emissions, with the majority of greenhouse gases coming from office space.
Industrial Space is