26 May '15, 1pm

Has your firm signed onto the 2030 Challenge? @Arch2030 @arch_canada @oaarchitect

Has your firm signed onto the 2030 Challenge? @Arch2030 @arch_canada @oaarchitect

All new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030 Buildings are the major source of global demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. To accomplish this, Architecture 2030 issued The 2030 Challenge asking the global architecture and building community to adopt the following targets: All new buildings, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% below the regional (or country) average/median for that building type. At a minimum, an equal amount of existing building area shall be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/2030_challenges/2030-challenge/

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