Global Issues curriculum, Sustainable curriculum, Tiny homes
Reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of residential buildings is a key to achieving carbon emissions reduction targets and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the target set forth in 2015 at the UN COP21 climate summit in Paris. Sustainable and green building markets are gaining momentum as part of the effort to reduce carbon emissions associated with building energy use and construction materials. California especially is a leader in the green building movement, with policies in place requiring energy savings and water conservation for all new construction. The California Energy Commission announced in 2015 the goal that all new residential construction will be zero net energy by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, early adopters must pilot energy effciency, energy generation and storage technologies to promote further innovations and improvements to make these technologies available for more widespread use.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Off-Grid, Zero Net Energy Tiny Homes - Lesson Plan" (2017). Facing the Future Publications. 18.
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