Obama’s Jobs Plan: A Cue from King Solomon

King Solomon, reputed to be the wisest man who ever lived, had the difficult job of deciding which of two women was the rightful mother of a baby they both claimed to be their own. Amidst their cries of claims and counterclaims, Solomon did something unique, unexpected, and very, very wise. He acted based on […]

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Edward Mazria Receives Hanley Award

Read EcoHome Article • Watch Ecohometv Video Architect and champion of building energy efficiency Edward Mazria was named this year’s winner of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Mazria was selected from among 18 distinguished nominees by a panel of judges that comprised Michael J. Hanley, president of The Hanley Foundation; […]

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Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts

SANTA FE, NM – Twenty-four of the largest and most influential architecture, engineering, and development firms based in the U.S., which are responsible for a combined $100 billion in building construction annually, have joined forces with Architecture 2030, a leading non-profit research organization, to call on Congress to update national building code standards to meet steep […]

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Are 100 New Nuclear Plants the Answer?

Some in Congress are calling for a massive U.S. effort to build 100 new nuclear power plants in an attempt to move the country toward energy independence and significant GHG emissions reductions. Are 100 New Nuclear Plants the Answer? The proof is in the data. There’s simply no comparison. Whereas the 100 nuclear power plants […]

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Oh, Those Sexy Building Codes

Download the Architecture 2030 Fact Sheet (.pdf) • Watch a Video of Mr. Mazria’s Testimony Architecture 2030’s in-depth analysis (Fact Sheet) of the House Climate Bill sheds new light on the considerable advantages and efficacy of updating the national building energy code to meet the 2030 Challenge. Following is a commentary by Edward Mazria: Buried […]

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Historic House Vote: Waxman-Markey Bill Includes 2030 Challenge Targets

An outcome of Architecture 2030’s ongoing efforts to educate Congressional members on the positive impacts of updating the National Model Building Energy Code Standards to meet the 2030 Challenge targets, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has incorporated updating the national code standards to meet these targets into the code provisions of […]

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14x Stimulus for State and Local Governments

Download the 14x Stimulus Plan (.pdf) • Download the 14x Plan at-a-Glance (.pdf) • Download Implementation Guide (.pdf) What if there was a way for states, cities, and counties to leverage each $1 of federal stimulus money spent to generate $14 of private spending, create 14 times the number of jobs, reimburse the federal government […]

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