As our nation and the global community grapple with climate change, mounting attention is focusing on the impact of the built community. The building sector’s outsized contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is estimated to be a whopping 40%.
Created by Oracle in collaboration with curators, ‘Future of Energy,’ aims to help visitors better understand how they use energy, ways to conserve it, and their role in building a clean energy future. On view through July 6, 2022, “FUTURES” is the Smithsonian’s first major building-wide exploration of the future.
Climate and resource protection are some of the most pressing issues for our future world. There is a common misconception that building materials—such as polycarbonate translucent panels—cannot be sustainable.