Climate Change=Hotter Summers=More Air Conditioning (AC) use=Skyrocketing Energy Usage=More Climate Change! Is there an alternative? YES! We are it! Our cutting-edge, ecological and healthy building is a game-changer. We have a cooling system without ACs! Even at 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 F) this summer, we were fine inside without any air-conditioning. This building is an example for the whole world! We are in it and loving it, but we need your help to finish it and its unique cooling system!
Energy Use by buildings is a neglected but HUGE factor in Climate Change. According to Architecture 2030, quoting the "Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction," Building Operations contribute 28% to Global CO2 emissions. The increasing heat caused by Climate Change, felt all over the world, is causing people to install Air-Conditioning (AC). Even Green Buildings use AC. Energy demand for AC is skyrocketing. At the same time, AC is not healthy. It seems to be a never-ending cycle.
Our building is an example for the entire world that one can build institutional buildings WITHOUT Air-Conditioning, even in conditions of rising heat, while ensuring both human comfort and health. We have been inside our building since 2017, and even though the cooling system is incomplete, we were fine even in 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) weather - all due to the way our building is constructed and the materials used. Our building presently consumes less than a 3-person household!
Our building is a model to show that we can drastically reduce energy usage by institutional buildings, and the workforce - people - can stay cool and healthy without Air-Conditioning. It is a game-changer. If buildings the world over followed our example, we could achieve drastic reductions in CO2 emissions. Our building is made with lime and, like a tree, is constantly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. We need to finish our building and cooling system to set this example for the world.