Creating ‘greener’ buildings will help address climate change… right?
Green buildings can make a difference, but only if we start asking the right questions. If we can start to see the whole story of how our buildings impact the climate then we can start to make strides toward real ‘net-positive’ change. The technology isn’t new, the strategies aren’t rocket science – the hard step is shifting our thinking about what it means to build ‘green’.
Bryn Davidson wears many hats. Sure, heâ€™s a LEED-accredited building designer, sustainability consultant and small business owner with degrees in Architecture (UBC) and Mechanical Engineering (UC Berkeley). But he doesnâ€™t stop there. Heâ€™s also one of the co-founders of Lanefab Design / Build; a Vancouver-based design and construction company that built the cityâ€™s first laneway house in 2010. Since then, Lanefab has continued its specialization in energy efficient green homes and infill â€˜laneway housesâ€™ by completing over 40 of the small infill homes. Bryn Davidson has been on the leading edge of the laneway house industry, and we donâ€™t see him slowing down anytime soon.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.