The AIA+2030 Professional Series Goes National

A new website and a national rollout for the AIA+2030 Professional Series™ Architecture 2030 and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle have unveiled a nationwide program to prepare architects and designers for the new energy future. The AIA+2030 Professional Series is coming to seven major AIA chapters across the country in 2011 in order […]

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Additional Cost? What Additional Cost?

By Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030 My answer is always the same. The question to ask is, “How much will I save if I meet the 2030 Challenge targets?” Let me explain… When designing a building, hundreds of decisions and choices will be made. For each decision or choice there are hundreds, maybe thousands of available […]

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2030 Goes Code

On October 31, code and government officials meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina voted to improve the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standard by 30% beyond the 2006 IECC as called for by Architecture 2030, and by a large coalition including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of […]

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AIA Portland First to Present 2030 Challenge Design Awards

Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks Initiative of […]

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Targeting 100! Envisions a High Performance Hospital Meeting 2030 Challenge Targets

Buildings in healthcare use an immense amount of energy; approximately 4% of all energy consumed in the United States today, and hospitals are responsible for an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions; one average sized hospital emits approximately 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. In their Targeting 100! study, researchers at University […]

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How to Cut Energy Use by Half in Commercial Buildings

How to Cut Energy Use in Half in Commercial Buildings – DOE, NREL Reports and the CRE Solution The U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently added large office buildings and large hospitals to its inventory of technical reports that provide recommendations on how to achieve a 50% energy […]

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Architecture 2030 at the National Academy of Sciences

Edward Mazria will present Architecture 2030’s research and findings to the National Academy of Sciences, Distinctive Voices at the Jonsson Center, lecture series in Woods Hole, on Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 p.m. This compelling argument for achieving energy reductions in the Building Sector titled, “America: On the Brink,” explores the most significant crises and the greatest […]

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East Coast Green Comes to the Jersey Shore

Architecture 2030 is gearing up for a productive and informative conversation at this year’s East Coast Green: Meeting the Architecture 2030 Goals conference September 16th and 17th in Atlantic City. Co-hosted by AIA New Jersey, the Committee on the Environment and USGBC New Jersey, this conference will focus on benchmarking the Building Sector’s progress towards meeting […]

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2030 Challenge Committee Shines a Light on Canadian Projects

Architecture Canada’s RAIC 2030 Challenge Committee is calling for project submissions to highlight Canadian projects that are meeting the 2030 Challenge. The Committee is currently asking for submissions in order to identify, publish and promote energy-efficient commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-residential Canadian projects completed in the past ten years with the goal of identifying projects […]

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