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RIBA School Film Links Climate Change and the Built Environment

RIBA School Film Links Climate Change and the Built Environment
03 February 2022
 

The Royal Institute of British Architects has released a film and suite of learning resources to teach 13-16-year-olds about the link between climate change and the built environment.

RIBA's film, presented by award-winning poet and BBC Radio Presenter Rhael “LionHeart” Cape, examines the role that the built environment plays in climate change, teaching children that around 40 per cent of global carbon emissions come from buildings and construction. 

The film aims to empower young people to think critically and creatively about how we can tackle the climate crisis through design and innovation.

 


 

 

The Lead Teacher of Design at Portland Place School said:

“I liked RIBA’s Building the Future film because it had an excellent range of experts who explain things simply and had great case studies, which again are well explained!”

Students at Denefield School, Berkshire, said:

“I learned that encouraging people to walk and cycle is really important, so the location of developments is really important!”

“I learned that reducing carbon emissions is really important in both construction and demolition!”

The film explains a range of key terms and concepts including what is the built environment? What role does the built environment play in climate change? and what is the importance of good design?

It shows a range of innovative and real-life case studies of sustainable design – a new sustainable campus designed for Bristol University; the transformation of disused social housing in Glasgow into comfortable, energy-efficient homes through retrofitting and sustainable design on a masterplan scale of 23,000 new homes with the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.

Picture: a photograph of a building with solar panels Image Credit: Pixabay

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 February 2022

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