Inspiration: Federal Center South in Seattle, WA

Project: Federal Center SouthFirm: ZGF Architects LLP Location: Seattle, WA, United States Energy Consumption: 24 EUI, 75% reduction from a typical office building Image Credit: © Benjamin Benshneider The new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters is set to be in the top 1% of greenest buildings in the U.S. Federal Center South is targeting […]

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Inspiration: Construction Industry Council Zero Carbon Building, Hong Kong, China

Project: Construction Industry Council Zero Carbon Building Firm: Arup Location: Hong Kong, China Energy Consumption: Net-Zero Building Image Credit: Arup Opened in June 2012, the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) is a pioneering project to showcase state-of-the-art zero carbon building technologies and raise community awareness of sustainable living in Hong Kong. Through […]

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Inspiration: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), Pittsburgh, PA

Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL)Firm: The Design Alliance Architects Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States Energy Consumption: Net-Zero Building Image Credit: Denmarsh Photography, Inc. As the centerpiece of the Phipps Conservatory’s expansion, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a leading model of low-carbon architecture. It is a net-zero building that produces more energy than […]

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Inspiration: Darling Quarter, Sydney, Australia

Project: Darling Quarter Firm: FJMT Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia Carbon Footprint: 72% GHG Reduction Image Credit:  FJMT An innovative and record-setting project, Darling Quarter is the first office to achieve the highest green building rating in Australia, a 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built certification. Through extensive daylighting, a high-performance façade, chilled beams, and […]

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Carbon Visuals

UK based company Carbon Visuals “communicates carbon stories” by producing volumetric representations of greenhouse gases. This video provides a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution – both in total emissions and the rate of emission – by showing what the 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide that New York City added to the atmosphere […]

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Architecture Canada | RAIC Website Features 2030 Challenge Achievements

A new Architecture Canada | RAIC website featuring Canadian building projects that meet and exceed the 2030 Challenge has posted its first two case studies and promises eight additional projects available to view soon. These featured projects are “the best energy-efficient commercial buildings that have been constructed in Canada so far.” North Vancouver City Library: […]

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DLR Group: Transformation Underway

DLR Group,  an international and interdisciplinary design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design from offices coast-to-coast and in China, is working hard to demonstrate its full support of the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge.   This year, DLR Group’s leadership traveled to its offices nationwide to discuss the firm’s plans to […]

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Transformation of the Building Sector

The 2030 Challenge is fundamentally changing the U.S. Building Sector. Seventy-three percent (73%) of the 30 largest Architecture / Engineering (A/E) firms, responsible for over $100 billion in construction annually, have now adopted and are implementing the 2030 Challenge. According to a recent poll of design industry leaders by the Design Futures Council, approximately forty […]

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