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The 2030 Palette

The principles and actions needed to create low-carbon and resilient built environments worldwide - now live!. Explore the 2030 Palette here..


2030 Districts

2030 Districts are unique private/public partnerships bringing property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability.


AIA+2030 Professional Series

The AIA + 2030 professional education series is the result of a partnership between the American Institute of Architects Seattle, Architecture 2030, BetterBricks, and the City of Seattle. AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030 are now bringing the Series to other AIA chapters. More


Ed Mazria at Greenbuild 2013

Watch as Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Ed Mazria connects the dots between science, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, architecture, planning, and construction.


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The 2030 E-News Bulletin

Get the latest updates on Architecture 2030's cutting-edge work and information on the rapidly changing Building Sector. More


2030 Challenge for Products RFI

RFI Letter to Manufacturers

If you are an architect, specifier, or contractor, send the 2030 Challenge for Products RFI to product representatives to make it clear that you are interested in the carbon impact of their product and that you would like to see a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) or, ideally, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to understand their product's impact.


Nation Under Siege

Beginning with just one meter of sea level rise, our nation would be physically under siege, with calamitous and destabilizing consequences. More


U.S. Coal Consumption in Decline

In May 2012, the New York Times reported that "Coal and electric utilities, long allied, are starting to split. More than 100 of the 500 or so U.S. coal-burning power plants are expected to be shut down in the next few years. While coal still provides about a third of the nation's power, just four years ago it was providing nearly half." More


Of Champagne and Parallel Universes

Despite the protestations from the American Gas Association, Building Sector energy consumption and projections are trending downward dramatically.


Beware the Return of the Fossil Fuel Zombie

Just as we have seen a resurgence in popularity of Zombie movies, whose origins are in the now classic 1968 thriller “Night of the Living Dead” (photo above), so do we see a return of the fossil fuel industry’s desperate attempts to animate certain still-living (we believe) bodies in Congress to repeal Section 433 of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 2007) at this critical time in history.


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