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Edward Mazria writes to urge the UNFCCC to take immediate action by publicly posting and widely disseminating the 67% probability 1.5˚C carbon budget, to avert the accelerating and damaging effects of climate change.

An Open Letter to the UNFCCC

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED
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In the U.S., economic growth and building construction have decoupled from building sector energy use and CO2 emissions – an unprecedented achievement in modern U.S. history. This decoupling appears to be actualizing globally as well.

Unprecedented

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Architecture 2030 guest edited the January 2020 issue of ARCHITECT Magazine. The Carbon Issue is dedicated to the urgent need for climate action, with decarbonization strategies for materials, design, practice, and policy.

The Carbon Issue

ARCHITECT Magazine
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The ZERO Code is a national and international building energy standard for new construction that integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with on-site and/or off-site renewable energy resulting in Zero Net Carbon (ZNC) buildings.

THE ZERO CODE

The Future has Arrived
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Introducing Achieving Zero: a "how-to" framework and a set of tools to enable cities and sub-national governments (state, provincial, and regional) to achieve crucial emissions reduction targets in the building sector.

ACHIEVING ZERO

The "How-to" Framework and Toolkit for Cities

Our

MISSION

is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central solution to the climate crisis.

Architecture 2030 provides the

LEADERSHIP

and designs the

HIGH-IMPACT ACTIONS

needed to achieve a carbon-neutral built environment by 2040.

This requires achieving zero carbon emissions from:

Our work

EMPOWERS

the building sector to achieve this goal through:

Our

ACTIONS

include the following:

PROGRAMS

A framework of integrated policies for national and sub-national governments to phase out CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2040.

National and International building energy standard for new construction resulting in zero-net-carbon buildings.

 A calculator to determine an existing or new buildings’ progress to Zero Net Carbon, based on location, building type and size.

Chinese and International firms designing cities, towns, developments and buildings to low carbon/carbon neutral standards.

Planning and design guides for sustainable and resilient buildings, communities and cities worldwide.

Online and in-person professional education series for high-performance/carbon neutral building design.

An attribute-based approach to, and design guidance for, embodied carbon reductions in the built environment.

A competition recognizing exemplary design in reducing energy and emissions, and addressing adaptation and resilience in the built environment.

INITIATIVES

COLLABORATIONS