It's an Air Con

Architects cannot approach the final frontier in low-energy, zero-carbon design without addressing that old energy hogair-conditioning

How sad that air-conditioning, perhaps the definitive building technology of the 20th century—responsible for the appearance of more architecture than all of the “isms,” genius practitioners, and political dictators put together—has increasingly become a dirty word among some architects. And how ironic that the more energy-hogging air-conditioning systems we build, the hotter the planet becomes.

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