What’s the difference between low carbon and low energy buildings?
Ark Resources Southbank Melbourne project. Developer: Hickory Architect: Elenberg Fraser If you ask most people what the difference is between low carbon and low energy buildings they generally give you a blank stare. I discovered that the confusion between these two concepts really gets Mike Rainbow’s goat. This is likely because Rainbow, associate principal of Ark Resources, has spent most of his professional career designing buildings that require less energy to keep them going. “We used to talk in the 1990s about low-energy buildings. The concept of sustainability came to the fore later after which the term ‘low carbon’ […]