Lotte Schlegel, IMT
What if someone told you that by the end of this decade, we could improve life for nearly everyone in America by changing the way we design, build, operate, and value buildings? This column from Lotte Schlegel, IMT's Executive Director, explains how real estate can lead the way to economic opportunities, climate solutions, and social justice.
Buildings contribute to approximately a third of U.S. emissions and 40% of global emissions, so we cannot meet consensus climate targets without transforming the buildings sector. In this column, Lotte Schlegel, Executive Director, IMT, explores critical lessons from the latest UN climate report and describes three ways to best advance building decarbonization while addressing social considerations.