Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 4:32 AM EDT
If we are really going to confront climate change, buildings are our biggest problem, says Ross Tieman.
Almost half the 532 million tonnes of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from the UK in 2008 derived from buildings. Our homes accounted for some 27 per cent of all national emissions. The offices. factories, distribution depots, schools and stores, in which we work, learn and shop, were responsible for a further 18 per cent.