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How can "smart cities" address climate change?
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Building green to reduce energy consumption
Mar 23, 2015 Vasilia Y
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Using passive solar via building orientation and windows can help reduce the use of AC and heating. It's a very simple solution that lessens energy consumption, and therefore lessens the use of fossil fuel consumption. Local building materials with low embodied energies causes less environmental damage while constructing a building. Going beyond these simple solutions would be to harness solar or wind energy by installing the proper hardware on the building. This would also lessen the dependency on fossil fuels, and could contribute to a smart grid system.


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