And Then There Were Eight

Number one was Seattle in 2011, the list grew by two in 2012, grew to four in 2013, and then there were eight 2030 Districts in 2014 – Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Denver, Stamford, Dallas, and San Francisco – with an additional eight Districts forming across the U.S. and Canada. 2030 Districts are private/public […]

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Expanding the 2030 Palette: Facades and Shared Streets

This week we added two new In-Depth Information pages and one new Swatch overview page to the 2030 Palette, our complete online framework for planning and designing decarbonized, resilient and sustainable built environments worldwide. The In-Depth Information pages provide the background and strategies needed for planning a Shared Street – a public street that combines […]

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AIA Portland Announces Fifth Annual Portland 2030 Challenge Design Awards

Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks Initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, recently presented the fifth annual 2030 Challenge Design Awards in recognition of design excellence towards meeting the 2030 Challenge reduction targets. This year’s Awards – open to AIA Portland members – […]

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Heading Emissions Off at the Pass – NRMCA Publishes Ready Mixed Concrete Baselines

Today, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), an early adopter of the 2030 Challenge for Products, published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts, including GHG emissions, for concrete. Averages, or baselines, will allow architects and designers to specify concrete in their projects that meet the reduced emissions targets of the 2030 Challenge […]

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What’s in Your Palette?

This week, Architecture 2030 unveiled a new release of the 2030 Palette, with an updated, intuitive interface to develop and share your own sustainable planning and design strategies. Just sign in – and you’ll have the same powerful engine that we use for creating Swatches and In-Depth Information Pages at your fingertips. Here’s how you […]

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Architects to Phase Out Carbon by 2050

At the recent International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress, member organizations representing over 1.3 million architects in 124 countries worldwide unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative, a declaration to eliminate CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2050. As important, all of the regional Architect Councils of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa also signed […]

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2030 Challenge Commitments Continue to Rise

For the fourth year in a row, the architecture and design community has recognized the important role Architecture 2030 plays in transforming the built environment. According to the DesignIntelligence 2014 Sustainable Design & Leadership Survey, 63% of U.S. architecture and design firms believe that the targets of the 2030 Challenge can be realized (up from […]

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

This year’s AIA National Convention (held in Chicago, June 26-28th) gives architects, engineers, property owners and managers of high-performance buildings a great opportunity to showcase their work on a national stage, thanks to ENERGY STAR. They will be creating a gallery of ENERGY STAR certified commercial building projects at the convention, and projects that meet […]

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Introducing the Roadmap to Zero Emissions

Architecture 2030 just returned from climate change meetings in London, Bonn, and Paris, and the news is exciting. At this watershed moment in human history, the architecture, planning, and building community must play a critical role in preventing irreversible climate change by working to achieve: ZERO fossil fuel CO2 emissions in the global built environment […]

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