Publications

Publications

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Roadmap to Zero Emissions

A flexible plan that sets out the emissions reduction targets necessary in the building sector worldwide to avert dangerous and irreversible climate change, including the actions and financing instruments needed to reach the targets  
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2030 Challenge for Products: Critical Points

A critical initiative to dramatically reduce the carbon-equivalent footprint of building products.  
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The CRE Solution  

The CRE Solution

A tax deduction tied to specific energy reduction targets that will create 1.3 million jobs while restoring credit capacity and liquidity in the CRE market.  
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Building Sector Intervention Points

A New White Paper from Architecture 2030 identifies the critical intervention points for major transformation to affect change in the residential and commercial building sectors.  
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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. Learn more here.
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H.R. 2454 Fact Sheet

An analysis of Sec. 201 of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Waxman-Markey).
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Edward Mazria Senate Testimony  

Edward Mazria Senate Testimony

On 2/26/09, Mazria was called before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to give testimony on reducing energy consumption in buildings.  
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Download Companion Guide (.pdf)  Download Addendum Graph

 

14x Stimulus: a Plan for State and Local Governments

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14x Stimulus Full Plan (.pdf)  14x Stimulus at-a-Glance (.pdf)
14x Stimulus Implementation Guide (.pdf)  14x Stimulus Financial Analyses (.pdf)
 
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: 14x Template Language for EECS – Attachment B1
For Strategic Planning (.pdf)  For Implementation (.pdf)


 

The One-Year, 4.5-Million-Jobs Investment Plan

Investing in a mortgage interest rate buy-down for homes that meet or exceed the 2030 Challenge will create 4.5 million new jobs and $280 billion in direct, non-federal investment and spending.  
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Meeting the 2030 Challenge Through Building Codes

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. Learn more here or download (.pdf).
NOTE: At this time, this document has not been updated to reflect new codes or the 60% reduction target of the 2030 Challenge.


 

The 2030 Blueprint: Solving Climate Change Saves Billions

A new approach to addressing climate change that dramatically reduces U.S. greenhouse gas emissions while providing stimulus to the U.S. economy.  
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Coastal Impact Study: Nation Under Siege

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Study Summary (618kb .pdf)


U.S. Target Tables

 

U.S. Target Tables

2030 Challenge Targets: U.S. National Medians (.pdf)
2030 Challenge Targets: U.S. Residential Regional Averages (.pdf)
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Canadian Target Tables

2030 Challenge Targets: Canadian Commercial Regional Averages (.pdf)
2030 Challenge Targets: Canadian Residential Regional Averages (.pdf)
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2030 Implementation Guidelines

The 2030 Challenge outlines real and obtainable targets for the building sector to curb global warming. In order to meet the prescribed timeline, we recommend firms prepare a plan of action containing these key elements.  
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Ad Campaigns

 

Want to Stop Global Warming? Stop Coal.

Coal is the only fossil fuel plentiful and supposedly cheap enough to push the planet to 450ppm CO2. Implementing the 2030 Challenge negates our dependence on coal.  
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Think You're Making a Difference? Think Again.

Our best efforts to combat climate change are being overwhelmed by CO2 emissions from conventional coal.  
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America: Nowhere to Hide.

With over 12,000 miles of coastline, and 53% of its population living in and around coastal cities and towns, the United States is at serious risk from even small amounts of sea level rise induced by global warming and climate change.  
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