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The core problem is that the operation of the total community system is not understood, so approaches are ineffective.


Our generation is solely responsible for the consequences of this on-going change in the climate and ecosystem.

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The Sustainability Problem

Today’s environmental challenges such as climate change, water scarcity, air pollution and material scarcity create a significant risk for the loss of ability of future generations to meet their own needs. These human-made environmental problems occur due to poor design of buildings and cities, lack of understanding of user behavior, inefficient use of non-renewable sources, and excessive dependency on fossil fuels and so on.

The core problem is that the operation of the total community system is not understood, so approaches are ineffective.

The consequence of our past failure to control world carbon emissions is now creating massive environmental and economic problems as we cope with the pervasive effects of global warming. We can expect to see other massive problems if we fail to implement optimal sustainable design to properly regulate harmful emissions to aquifers, oceans, rivers, lakes and atmosphere. In the same way as unregulated carbon emissions has damaged the atmosphere, unregulated emissions will inevitably damage our water systems. Many examples of damage to our water systems are already present due to chemical fertilizers and garbage dumping into our oceans.

Through September, 2015 has been the hottest year on record globally, and it’s increasingly likely that the year will end as the hottest year ever in the 133 years we’ve been measuring global temps.

Our generation is solely responsible for the consequences of this on-going change in the climate and ecosystem.

Today, we live in the digital age, the age of information and technology. The power of artificial intelligence has been proven in many different areas such telecommunications, geography, space science and so on. Built environment, which one of the key areas causing significant harm to the environment, is running behind in terms of implementing and adapting the emerging tools. The existing design, management and modeling tools that are used to assess the environmental and energy performance of the communities are not able to reflect the real conditions; provide misleading and inaccurate results leading to wrong decisions.

The following diagram published by the Committee on Climate Change shows that power generation, transportation, industry and buildings emit tremendous amounts of CO2, creating significant damage to the environment and contributing to the climate change.

We absolutely have no choice except to evaluate the total integrated energy/environmental performance, which includes buildings, cars, factories, power plants, farms, lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers, and atmosphere on a total community scale even up to cities, states, countries, continents, and the whole world. Developing measurable targets and measuring and assessing the performance of communities or exergy systems will not only enable us to make informed decisions but also, will guide us to improve the existing conditions in the planet.