Architecture 2030 in the News
January 2023 | announcements
For Boston University’s Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center, the local firm Goody Clancy completed an adaptive reuse of a 1953 International-style building.
Image Credit: Anton Grassl/ESTO
We Can’t Build Our Way to Net Zero
By Vincent Martinez & Patrice Frey featured in Next City
The carbon impacts of new construction present a significant and underrecognized barrier to meeting our carbon-reduction targets, specifically because of our failure to think about the timing of those emissions. When assessing the best way to cut emissions in the building sector, we must think not just about how much carbon we reduce – but when those reductions happen…
Carbon Intelligence for Reuse Decisions
By Erin McDade & Lori Ferriss featured in ARCHITECT
Renovating a structure usually has a much lower upfront carbon footprint than building new. Despite this intuitive knowledge, the building industry has lacked the ability to easily compare the variables of embodied and operating emissions over specific time frames for reuse and new-construction scenarios. This means that the potential avoided emissions associated with reuse are typically unaccounted for in design processes, owner requirements, and climate policies and regulations, representing a major data gap…
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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