Have your project featured at the AIA National Convention with Architecture 2030 and Energy Star
May 2014 | 2030 Challenge
This year’s AIA National Convention (held in Chicago, June 26-28th) gives architects, engineers, property owners and managers of high-performance buildings a great opportunity to showcase their work on a national stage, thanks to ENERGY STAR.
They will be creating a gallery of ENERGY STAR certified commercial building projects at the convention, and projects that meet the 2030 Challenge targets are likely also to be eligible to receive ENERGY STAR certification from the EPA.
So get your project ENERGY STAR recognition by May 27th for new buildings (May 16th for existing building renovations), and you’ll automatically qualify to submit boards for the gallery.
What you need to do
1) Find out if your commercial building projects achieve ENERGY STAR and 2030 Challenge goals.
Commercial New Construction Projects
A/E firms can determine if annual estimated energy use for design projects achieve the “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” certification by using the Target Finder or Portfolio Manager tools. Projects are eligible if the estimated energy use receives a 75 or higher ENERGY STAR 1-100 score. The tools will also show your percent energy reduction results to determine if your project also met the 2030 Challenge goal. Applications for new buildings have to be in by May 27th.
Existing commercial projects can determine if they are eligible to apply by benchmarking their building’s energy use in Portfolio Manager. All commercial properties that earn a (75 or higher score) are eligible for certification. Applications for existing buildings have to be in by May 16th.