Did you just leave a large carbon footprint?

It's not on the bottom of your shoe, it's in the choices you make.

architectural design, carbon, healthy lifestyle, quality of life


Karen Blanchard


Danielle Capozzi


Anna Ishii

Your daily habits contribute to the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, affecting global warming. Change them to become carbon neutral and you'll improve the quality of life for you and everyone around you. Make the greatest impact through:

Transportation: Vehicle emissions are one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide. Consider taking public transportation when available, and think about alternative energy-fueled cars and vehicle size in your next purchase.

Energy: It takes a lot of energy to construct and maintain buildings. Make sustainable material choices, and consider building orientation during conceptual design. Harvest energy on-site with solar, wind, and geothermal techniques to remove dependency on fossil fuels. Water conservation, high efficiency equipment, natural ventilation, added insulation, and daylighting strategies can reduce carbon and operational costs.

Industry: Simply changing our habits can influence the way industry works. Eating locally-grown, seasonal food reduces the energy needed to ship food across the country. Composting food waste and recycling manufactured materials reduces greenhouse gases associated with landfills.

Still not completely carbon neutral? Consider carbon offsets. Credits purchased though suppliers offset the amount you're using by investing in sustainable industry solutions.