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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A Valentine to the Planet

 The 2030 Challenge for Products Unveiled This Valentine’s Day, in place of Cupid’s Arrow, Architecture 2030 is unleashing the power of the pen to dramatically reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions in the Building Sector. The 2030 Challenge for Products aims for the global architecture, planning, design, and building community, to specify, design, and manufacture products for […]

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Breaking News: Important Message From Ed Mazria

I just finished a conference call with The White House announcing President Obama’s Plan for Better Buildings: a plan to create tax credits for commercial building energy reductions similar to that called for by Architecture 2030 in the “CRE Solution”. This is a dramatic step toward addressing the commercial real estate (CRE) crisis. The White […]

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The AIA+2030 Professional Series Goes National

A new website and a national rollout for the AIA+2030 Professional Series™ Architecture 2030 and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle have unveiled a nationwide program to prepare architects and designers for the new energy future. The AIA+2030 Professional Series is coming to seven major AIA chapters across the country in 2011 in order […]

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Additional Cost? What Additional Cost?

By Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030 My answer is always the same. The question to ask is, “How much will I save if I meet the 2030 Challenge targets?” Let me explain… When designing a building, hundreds of decisions and choices will be made. For each decision or choice there are hundreds, maybe thousands of available […]

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2030 Goes Code

On October 31, code and government officials meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina voted to improve the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standard by 30% beyond the 2006 IECC as called for by Architecture 2030, and by a large coalition including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of […]

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AIA Portland First to Present 2030 Challenge Design Awards

Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture Built Winner: Opsis Architecture As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects As Designed Winner: SERA Architects Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks Initiative of […]

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Targeting 100! Envisions a High Performance Hospital Meeting 2030 Challenge Targets

Buildings in healthcare use an immense amount of energy; approximately 4% of all energy consumed in the United States today, and hospitals are responsible for an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions; one average sized hospital emits approximately 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. In their Targeting 100! study, researchers at University […]

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How to Cut Energy Use by Half in Commercial Buildings

How to Cut Energy Use in Half in Commercial Buildings – DOE, NREL Reports and the CRE Solution The U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently added large office buildings and large hospitals to its inventory of technical reports that provide recommendations on how to achieve a 50% energy […]

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