Celebrating Edward Mazria, the 2021 AIA Gold Medalist
The building sector is on the cusp of helping change the course of the planet. Despite the seemingly grim news out of Glasgow, there’s been an entire mindset shift and when that happens, you know big changes are in the air.
The Architecture 2030 and ASHRAE official COP26 Side Event took place at COP in Glasgow, featuring the 1.5°C COP26 Communiqué and select signatory organizations.
Catharsis or not, we are moving forward together.
G20 Summit Struggles, RIBA Built Environment Summit & Events, COP26
Building Industry Leaders to World Governments:
It’s time to Lead on Climate
Architecture 2030 is calling on all architects, engineers, planners, and individuals involved in the building sector worldwide to design all new projects, renovations, landscapes, cityscapes, and infrastructure to be zero carbon starting now.
Government and business leaders from around the world will be converging at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow Oct. 31 – Nov. 12 to discuss the continued cooperation among nations to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of climate change, and establish new 2030 emissions reduction targets.
According to the IPCC’s sixth assessment report, as of January 1, 2020, the remaining global carbon budget for a good probability (67% chance or better) of avoiding more than 1.5°C warming is 340-400 Gt CO2 (AR6 budget).
Architecture 2030’s namesake target year to achieve carbon-neutral buildings is now deemed too late by CEO and founder Edward Mazria and COO Vincent Martinez.