“In 2017, building construction and operations accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions globally,” said Wendy Meguro, assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s School of Architecture. “That’s more than transportation and industry sectors. Most people don’t realize that.”
Wendy has been teaching at UH for six years. “I want to educate and inspire a generation of students here in Hawaiʻi who will go on to have professional careers that impact Hawaiʻi and the world.” Also volunteering as a board member for the US Green Building Council, Wendy encourages anyone interested in green building design to attend their annual conferences.
“There is a huge opportunity within architecture to make an impact on cutting emissions,” Wendy explains. “Being able to create healthy, thriving communities that are also good for the environment -- I think that’s a life’s work.”