Access, Info, and Transparency: 2030’s Technology Round-Up
may 2015 | announcements | education
Architecture 2030 is working with industry leaders and online technology innovators to provide extraordinary new resources for meeting the 2030 Challenges.
Architecture 2030 has joined forces with the design and construction industry’s go-to-source for sustainable building products to greatly simplify finding and specifying materials that meet the 2030 Challenge for Products.
GreenWizard, a technology leader and market influencer with over $10 billion in project purchasing power, is integrating the Products Challenge into their cloud-based project management platform, making the carbon footprint results of Environmental Product Declarations and Life Cycle Assessments freely searchable and accessible online.
Concrete, which is the leading contributor of greenhouse gases among building products will soon become the first material incorporated into the GreenWizard tool. Expect additional updates as this feature continues to grow.
Though an unprecedented voluntary effort to make energy, water, and transportation data for commercial buildings available to the public, the Seattle 2030 District, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, is now openly tracking its progress towards meeting the 2030 Challenge for Planning online.
Lucid is the pioneer of real-time feedback technology for buildings. Their Building Dashboard® platform – touted as “the first social network for buildings” – is used by the world’s leading companies, organizations and institutions to better understand their energy and water use and, through sharing and collaboration (and a little friendly competition), spur creative solutions for curbing consumption.
The Seattle 2030 District Dashboard, monitors the entire Seattle 2030 District as well as individual buildings. The tool is furthered enhanced by VehicleRunner, a transportation footprint solution developed by the Seattle-based software firm, Frontrunner, to gauge vehicle emissions from occupant commuters.
Comprehensive data for over 1,000 buildings within the Seattle 2030 District, including 83 member properties, representing 20 million square feet of commercial space, are now featured on the rapidly growing real estate network, Honest Buildings.
This comes as Honest Buildings announced that it was releasing detailed profiles on 32,000 commercial and mixed-use buildings in the Emerald City. Since launching just three months ago, the startup sensation has amassed and released information on 450,000 U.S. properties, including images, typology, ownership, management, square footage, LEED certifications, ENERGYSTAR ratings, and more.
“This partnership provides a powerful catalyst towards our efforts,” said Brian Geller, Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District. “Honest Buildings is an ideal platform for our professional stakeholders to showcase their work and illustrate how they are helping District members to meet our ambitious energy, water, and transportation emissions reduction goals.
Explore the Seattle 2030 District at honestbuildings.com.
In just a few years, the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series has reached over 1,000 architects and engineers in 22 cities across the U.S. – providing real-world training and expertise on meeting the 2030 Challenge. This is just the beginning; AIA+2030 is in high demand.
Now, Architecture 2030 has embarked on a campaign with the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) to expand the Series directory of preeminent experts in carbon-neutral and zero-net-energy design.
To add your name to the list of potential AIA+2030 educators, click here.
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central solution to the climate crisis.
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