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 Properties
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.
2) If your project qualifies, you can apply for certification. Instructions on how to apply are here:
- “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” – for new construction
- Energy Star Certification – for existing buildings
3) Once your project is certified, EPA will contact you with details of how to submit your boards for the Gallery.
Submit to EPA the ENERGY STAR certification application for existing properties. (The application review & approval process takes about 4 weeks to complete.)
Submit to EPA the application for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification for new buildings.
Project boards have to be sent to EPA display in the Gallery at the AIA convention.
June 26, 1:00 pm
During the convention, meet & greet fellow architects, EPA, AIA and Architecture 2030 folks at the ENERGY STAR Gallery.
Links to Tools, Resources, and Training
- Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Gallery at AIA National
- Learn more about applying for ENERGY STAR certification for existing buildings
- Learn more about applying for Designed to Earn for new buildings
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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