How drones are heat mapping high-rise energy guzzlers

Written by Corporate Knights

It’s a fact of high-rise life that’s become all too familiar to legions of urban condo dwellers: many apartment builders leak like sieves, with heating or cooling seeping out through poorly sealed windows, cracks and concrete balconies slabs.

Yet those construction flaws, in the aggregate, add up to something much larger and more problematic. By most estimates, buildings today accounts for about 40% of all carbon emissions, and therefore play a huge role in the accelerating climate crisis. We should be thinking of all those drafty apartments as if they were gas-guzzlers spewing carbon and other harmful gases into the

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By Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights Inc. (CK) includes the award-winning business and society magazine Corporate Knights, as well as a CSR research division which produces corporate sustainability rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Its best-known rankings include the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. In June 2013, Corporate Knights was named “Magazine of the Year” by Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation.

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