Ed Mazria Receives the Kemper Award and Addresses the AIA National Convention

At the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, GA, Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Ed Mazria was officially presented with the Kemper Award.

In his acceptance speech to a packed audience of more than 7,000 architects, Mazria told his colleagues, “Because of your critical role in all this [addressing climate change], because you have a moral imagination and see a purpose in what you’re doing, you have given the world the courage to take bold actions to address the defining issue of our time.”

Above, you can watch the video piece the AIA created to celebrate Mazria’s work, and his full acceptance speech.

Watch Ed Mazria and Peter Calthorpe’s Presentation from CNU 23

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Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Edward Mazria and internationally renowned expert Peter Calthorpe recently addressed the 23rd meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism in Dallas, TX.

Here is the video of their provocative presentation about their trend-setting work in architecture and planning.

They address the most pressing issues of our time – urbanization, energy, and climate change – followed by a dialog on the Road to Zero, the progress made to date, and the road ahead to a carbon neutral and sustainable future.

(Ed Mazria’s address begins at 6 minutes, 30 seconds into the video.)

Design! Life Depends on It. Ed Mazria’s Keynote to the AIA National Convention

Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, delivered the keynote address at the AIA National Convention in Chicago last month, and now you can watch it here.

The short video, titled Design! Life Depends on It, lays out the blueprint for a carbon-free and just built environment by 2050, reviews the progress made in the building sector since issuing the 2030 Challenge in 2006, and outlines the critical role architects and designers must play in securing a livable future.

Design! Life Depends on It is a call to action and a must-see for all those involved in planning and designing the built environment.


Watch: Climate Change and the Built Environment – where are we now?

In a riveting Master Series presentation to a packed house at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Ed Mazria delivered the blueprint for creating a world that is sustainable, resilient, accesses renewable resources, meets the 2030 Challenge targets, and can adapt to the vagaries of climate change. He connected the dots between science, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, architecture, planning, and construction.

Greenbuild 2013 also marked the world release of the 2030 Palette, Architecture 2030’s latest catalyst for transforming the built environment. The 2030 Palette is a powerful new online tool that puts the principles and actions behind livable, low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners, and designers worldwide.

2030 Palette

In his presentation, Mazria called on the audience to leverage the power of social media to get the word out about the 2030 Palette. By the end of the day, #2030Palette was trending nationally on Twitter, with a reach of 550,000 worldwide. You can check out the Storify of the 2030 Palette Launch.

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Introducing the 2030 Palette

The 2030 Palette is a free interactive online platform that puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners and designers worldwide.

Architecture 2030 has developed this free online tool as a powerful catalyst for driving broad implementation of the 2030 Challenge and more – ensuring that our buildings and communities consume fewer fossil fuels, complement and preserve sensitive ecosystems, access site renewable energy resources, and successfully adapt to climatic changes.

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What are the 2030 Districts?

2030 Districts are unique private/public partnerships in designated urban areas across North America committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transport emissions

Overseen by Architecture 2030, 2030 Districts are in the vanguard of grassroots collaborative efforts to renovate hundreds of millions of square feet of existing buildings and construct high-performance infill development and redevelopment.

2030 Districts bring property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources.

Together they benchmark, develop, and implement creative strategies, best practices, and verification methods for measuring progress towards a common goal: the targets called for by Architecture 2030 in their 2030 Challenge for Planning.

Introduction to the 2030 Challenge

Everything you need to know about the 2030 Challenge in under two minutes.
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2030 Challenge for Products

Why Consider the Embodied Carbon Content of Buildings? Edward Mazria Explains.

e2 Design: Architecture 2030

This episode, from season two of the acclaimed PBS series, explores 2030’s groundbreaking work. Aired December 2007. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

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