Living Buildings: Towards Sustainable Cities

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Before you watch the lecture, it is important that you understand some key words. For each definition, choose the correct word below.

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1. This is the process by which carbon dioxide is trapped and injected under ground so that it doesn't enter the atmosphere.

carbon footprint carbon trap
carbon capture carbon grounding

2. An adjective to describe a process that has minimal long-term effects on the environment.

sustainable environmental
safe ecological

3. An adjective to describe an individual, group, country or other entity which acts in a hostile or aggressive manner.

toxic active
mobile belligerent

4. The purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.

technology design
science communications

5. The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

carbon capture carbon footprint
carbon feet carbon trap

6. A substance that is capable of causing injury or damage to a living organism (i.e. nature).

chemical toxic
malwear belligerent

7. A dwelling place or home that is a refuge from the elements

shelter shelton
hut abode

8. A ridge of rock, sand, coral, etc., the top of which lies close to the surface of the sea

coral atoll
reef island


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