How would you answer this question: Why do we build?
🖼️ The big picture: Building has one primary objective: control.
- If we can control our buildings, we have created a predictable, conditioned space.
🔭 Zoom out: We’ve been doing this since the advent of fire and our ancestors’ days of sheltering in caves.
- For most of history, shelter was primarily about protection from the elements, from animals and from enemies.
- Heating was also a key component we learned to control.
🔬 Zoom in: Willis Carrier designed the first modern air conditioning system in 1902.
- In the 1940’s and 1950’s air conditioning proliferated as part of the post WW2 building boom.
- And ultimately enabled the population boom in the southern states.
📣 Good news!
- Today we have the building technology to create the ideal indoor environment, in any climate.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- If you read that last statement and thought, “That’s not true about my house,” then stay tuned. We’ll get there. 😄
This content is a summary of Episode 1 of The Build Show Network’s free 10 unit series called “Build Science 101.”
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