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AbstractThis paper investigates the importance of planning in order to appropriately adapt to an ever-evolving coexistence between humanity, the Earth and its ecosystems, and the resources it provides. Specifically, the study aims to summarize the ways in which sustainable architectural design practices can create a mutualistic coexistence between the planet, current and future generations. By analyzing failures and successes within sustainable architecture and applying the respective data, we can further learn and enhance current ideas to better protect, preserve, and provide for the Earth and all that live on it. As fossil fuels are burned they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, carbon dioxide is known as a greenhouse gas, which traps heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. As greenhouse gasses are continuously released into the atmosphere with no regulation, temperatures continue to rise. Increased temperatures from burning fossil fuels have negatively affected all living things on Earth including sea level rise threatening islands and peninsulas, increased risk of extreme weather, which leads to biodiversity loss and species extinction; leading to food scarcity, loss of health and increased poverty across the globe. Provident solutions must be made to measure, observe and implement new ideas and technology in order to prevent such catastrophe from being the fate of the future.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project