Over the last few years, we have seen many businesses make sustainable pledges — from McCormick committing to using only recyclable packaging for its product by 2025 to Zara promising to only source sustainable materials, and this eco-conscious movement is taking precedence in the land of architecture as renowned Norwegian studio Snøhetta commits to designing only carbon-neutral buildings.
Many architectural practices are already pioneering planet-friendly construction techniques and cutting-edge material use, but only a handful of firms have publically committed to doing so. Snøhetta plans to execute its carbon-neutral building plan within the next 20 years because the need to respond to environmental issues "feels so bloody urgent," as emphasized by Kjetil Thorsen who is one of Snøhetta's founders. The practice already has a number of sustainably built establishment, but the pledge surely makes it official.
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