Architects say building demolitions cause of carbon emissions – BBC News


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Architects say building demolitions cause of carbon emissions - BBC News



Experts used to be proud to reduce emissions by replacing leaky old buildings with energy-efficient new ones.

Now the Royal Institute of British Architects says that was a mistake.

Tt says we should refurbish old buildings rather than scrap them, because of the pollution that would be involved in constructing a replacement building, otherwise known as embodied carbon.

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  1. The more CO2 the better, for all life on Earth. Basic maths tells us the human contribution is irrelevant to climate, the only measurable affect is better crop yield.