The Butaro hospital, designed by MASS Design Group

This summer is seeing everything from heatwaves to wildfires and droughts. For many, this is the first real confrontation with climate change.

Those who have the privilege of air conditioning ramp it up for instant respite against the deadly heat. But, wait a minute. Doesn’t air conditioning use energy? Doesn’t non-renewable energy emit CO2? Isn’t that precisely what’s causing these extreme effects in the first place?

How do we cope with the problem of heat without exacerbating it in the years to come? Luckily, Ashden has a plethora of winners that have found replicable solutions to this problem.

Pump it up

Natural ventilation

Take control

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