Construction generates massive waste and consumes copious amounts of energy; Mark Hewitt proposes an environmentally friendly way for 'new construction'- adapting and repurposing existing structures.

Mark Hewitt argues that the earth can’t support much more ‘new’ infrastructure, especially given that constructing new buildings and structures is one of the most wasteful and energy consuming activities.  He argues that for the sake of energy and resource conservation, ‘new’ architecture will be realized in the form of altering and conserving existing structures. Big Think

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