How to Create Jobs and Reduce Deficit Spending

An independent analysis conducted by Architecture 2030 illustrates that the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative (BBI) can put the nation’s commercial real estate (CRE) market on the road to recovery, creating at least 300,000 new U.S. jobs and boosting tax revenue to begin putting money back into federal, state, and local coffers. This comes as the […]

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Options for Near-Term Phaseout of CO2 Emissions From Coal Use in the United States

A paper by Pushker A. Kharecha, Charles Kutscher, James E. Hansen, and Edward Mazria outlines technology options for phasing out coal emissions in the U.S. by 2030 NASA/NREL/Architecture 2030 – The global climate problem becomes tractable if CO2 emissions from coal use are phased out rapidly and emissions from unconventional fossil fuels (e.g., oil shale […]

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Building Sector Intervention Points

When developing programs to affect change in the residential and commercial building sectors, such as for energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, it is important to recognize each sector’s optimal intervention points, i.e. points where major transformations can most easily take place. Intervention points occur over the life of a building, from its inception to […]

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Meeting the 2030 Challenge Through Building Codes

Cracking the Code: A Much-Awaited Approach for Dramatically Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions In a major announcement today, Edward Mazria and Architecture 2030 have released an unprecedented and much-anticipated guide for every city, county and state in the nation to swiftly meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets of the 2030 Challenge. Published in a new white paper, titled “Meeting the […]

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