The U.S. building sector has not increased its energy consumption since 2005 even though we have added over 50 billion square feet (4.7 billion square metres) to our building stock, and today CO2 emissions in the entire sector continue to decline and are down 30% from 2005 levels.
The global teach-in is free, scheduled as full-day “how-to” events in different global regions
On September 26th and 27th an extraordinary event took place in Chicago – the CarbonPositive‘19 SUMMIT. The Summit convened the leadership of top 50 Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and planning firms, AIA Large Firm Roundtable, and other key professionals…
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.
At the recent International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) hearings held in Albuquerque, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architecture 2030’s ZERO Code Renewable Energy Appendix was approved by the Commercial IECC Committee.
Last week, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas, the architecture and building community made history when they overwhelmingly voted for the “AIA Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action,” 4,860 yes to 312 no.
Aligning energy upgrades with market-driven intervention points can significantly reduce the cost and disruption to building owners and users. Intervention point-aligned energy upgrades also catalyze expanded markets for building renovations and carbon-free renewable energy generation that stimulate a sustained increase in local jobs, market growth, and tax revenue.
Today, U.S. building sector CO2 emissions are 20.2% below 2005 levels. However, this is still much, much more to do….
Join Architecture 2030 at two upcoming events during A’18 – the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 – in New York City, and at the Carbon Smart Buildings Day in San Francisco.