The Climate Toolkit

Buildings and Energy

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: One of the greenest buildings in the world.


The built environment is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere, generating roughly 42% of our annual global CO2 emissions. Of those total emissions, building operations are responsible for 27%, while building and infrastructure materials and construction (i.e. embodied carbon) are responsible for an additional 15%. It is imperative to reduce our collective carbon emissions by eliminating all onsite fossil-fuel combustion; utilizing electric-only building systems and equipment; and powering our operations with 100% clean renewable energy.

Listed below are the Building Energy commitments of the Climate Toolkit:

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