2019 didn’t bring us much of anything new in the way of sustainable energy. It was more a year with consolidations, but still a move toward healthy, positive sustainability. So, what will 2020 bring us, if anything new?
The earth is quickly getting in dire conditions and while everyone is taking steps to reduce our carbon footprints, is it enough? We’re minimizing fossil fuel usage and we’re recycling. We’ve began using sustainable energy as much as possible, but is there more that can be done?
According to some experts in the field of sustainable design and all things related to sustainability, buildings account for almost half of the energy outflow for the world. Greenhouse gas emissions account for 40% and potable water is another 25%. And when it comes to solid waste generated, developed countries contribute more than 20%. That solid waste includes food waste, un recycled materials, and yard waste.
The term sustainable technology is deceiving for some people. It doesn’t always relate to “technical” objects, such as cars or computers. Wikipedia defines technology as:
“Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to achieve some value. In this usage, technology refers to tools and machines that may be used to solve real-world problems, the knowledge of and application of doing things.”