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Buildings are bad news for the climate — the indoor spaces we spend most of our lives in emit 40 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Rethinking how to create and occupy the spaces we inhabit, Katie McGinty, chief sustainability officer at Johnson Controls, walks us through smart, efficient and eco-friendly ways to decarbonize buildings — and the benefits to both business and the planet.

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Buildings are bad news for the climate — the indoor spaces we spend most of our lives in emit 40 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Rethinking how to create and occupy the spaces we inhabit, Katie McGinty, chief sustainability officer at Johnson Controls, walks us through smart, efficient and eco-friendly ways to decarbonize buildings — and the benefits to both business and the planet.

Kathleen “Katie” McGinty is vice president and chief sustainability and external relations officer for Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings technology. Johnson Controls signed The Climate Pledge in 2021, joining hundreds of leading global companies with a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.

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