18. Emirati student majoring in civil engineering with architecture.Student
I believe that using building materials that are well-insulated can reduce the amount of cold escaping the building and heat slipping in the building, thus reducing the amount of energy needed.
Moreover, buildings can become more sustainable by integrating solar panels on window frames that are on the building's facade, so that solar energy can be produced regardless of which direction the sun is shining.
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