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In architecture school we’re educated on the importance of sustainability. We’re taught how to thoughtfully orientate designs to maximise the winter sun, how certain materials have a better thermal mass index and the challenges with housing a growing population. Hopefully this knowledge carries through to practise.  However, the building and construction industry functions almost at odds with the natural environment. This industry accounts for nearly 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Meaning building and construction is 40% of the problem but also 40% of the solution. A new initiative in Australian architecture is trying to be part of the solution. It’s called Architects Declare and currently 1,047 Australian architecture firms have decided to take action towards transforming the industry from the inside out as signatories. I’m Clara Murphy and today on Design Loop we’re discussing Australian Architects Declare.
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Talina Edwards’ manifesto in response to the Architects Declare movement: