lookKIT 2021/3: Building
35 percent of waste generation, 40 percent of climate gas emissions, and 50 percent of primary raw material consumption are attributable to the construction sector in Europe. These figures show that construction still holds a lot of potential for saving resources and operating more sustainably. Scientists at KIT are looking for the right levers to achieve this.
In this issue of lookKIT, you can read, among other things, about how circular construction principles and biogenic materials could make building more sustainable. You will also learn how interiors can be pleasantly air-conditioned and energy demands reduced at the same time. In addition, we introduce you to the founders of the Karlsruhe local group of "Architects for Future" - two KIT architecture master's students.