Research Insights - September 01, 2016

Building for a Cooler Summer

Prof. Surendra SHAH, who has joined HKUST as an IAS Visiting Professor since 2011, is the only civil engineer who is a member of the national academies of engineering in the US, China and India.

Buildings account for around one-third of greenhouse gas emissions because of the large amount of energy and natural resources used in manufacturing construction materials and in constructing and powering the buildings. IAS Visiting Professor Surendra SHAH talks about his work on sustainable building materials and technologies leading to significant reduction of the carbon footprint of buildings.

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