Architecture 2030 May 16, 2014
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Architecture 2030 will feature prominently at the AIA National Convention this year, held in Chicago from June 26th to 28th. As our recent Roadmap to Zero Emissions publication illustrates, we are approaching a critical time in the building sector as we work towards a carbon neutral future.

The AIA has invited Architecture 2030 founder and CEO Edward Mazria to keynote the convention on Friday June 27th, deliver this message, and share exciting new developments on the road to carbon neutral. A panel of prominent architects will follow and examine the critical issues of sustainability and adaptability in the built environment. If you're attending the convention, you will not want to miss this important event.

GS200 Keynote Presentation
6/27/2014 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place | 1.00 LU

Using the 2030 Palette to fill the information gap

On Thursday June 26th, Architecture 2030 and Ed Mazria will outline the information gap that exists between what architects and planners need to do to ensure a low-carbon built environment, and the knowledge and skills required to make that happen.  

2030 Palette

He’ll begin to fill the gap with a demonstration of the 2030 Palette – Architecture 2030’s free online platform that outlines the principles and actions needed to create built environments that dramatically reduce their environmental impact and exposure, incorporate a high degree of resiliency, and ensure access to inexpensive, renewable, site energy resources.

This session will illustrate how architects and planners can apply the 2030 Palette’s strategies and guidelines based on a project’s local conditions. He’ll also cover the interactive features of the visually rich 2030 Palette, and demonstrate how to create and share your own project-specific material and information.

TH218 The 2030 Palette: Applications, Methods, Guidelines and Resources for the New Built Environment
6/26/14 | 2.00PM – 3.30pm
Room S105C, McCormick Place | 1.50 LUHSW

Our guide to 2030-related events at AIA National 2014

As well as Ed Mazria’s keynote and our informative session on the 2030 Palette, there are plenty of other exciting events at the convention that are Architecture 2030 related.


We’ve produced an online guide to all the 2030 related events to help you reserve your sessions in advance, or as a reference to access while you’re in Chicago (it’s mobile friendly).

Have your project featured at the AIA National Convention with Architecture 2030 and Energy Star

The AIA National Convention also gives architects of high-performance buildings a great opportunity to showcase their work on a national stage, thanks to ENERGY STAR.

Energy Star

If you’re an architect, engineer, property owner or manager who works on projects that meet the 2030 Challenge targets, it’s likely those projects are also eligible to receive ENERGY STAR certification from the EPA.  

To raise the profile of ENERGY STAR certification for buildings, the AIA National Convention is featuring a gallery of certified projects. All you need to do is secure ENERGY STAR recognition for your project by May 27th for new buildings (May 16th for existing building renovations), and you’ll automatically be eligible to submit boards for the gallery.

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