Mass customization will offer the opportunity to use more manufactured components in build
ings increasing quality control and energy efficiency, and reducing on site labor costs.
Buildings will increase their use of materials and products that require less maintenance,
including steel and concrete, engineered wood, and recycled products.
The development of distributed sources of hydrogen fuel produced in a low GHG manner could
radically decrease GHG emissions from buildings and vehicles.
Many of these trends would increase GHG emissions bigger houses, more sprawl, and people
buying their own diesel generators in case of blackouts. Other trends could lead to GHG emission reduc
tion smart sensors to optimize HVAC operations, more manufactured components of buildings, and a
hydrogen based energy economy.
Towards a Climate Friendly