20 Oct '16, 9pm

[email protected]_Advocacy calls on architecture firms to sign a letter to Congress in defence of federal 2030 Challenge targets

.@AIA_Advocacy calls on architecture firms to sign a letter to Congress in defence of federal 2030 Challenge targets

Section 433 of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act commits new construction and major renovation of U.S. federal buildings to follow the 2030 Challenge targets for the reduction of fossil fuel consumption – the same targets adopted by 70% of the top 20 architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the U.S., as well as the AIA, ASHRAE, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, many state and local governments, and numerous other professional organizations. However, Congress is in the midst of negotiating the first energy reform package in almost a decade, including language to repeal Section 433 and its requirement to hold federal buildings to the 2030 Challenge targets. The final stages of the energy policy negotiations will take place when Congress returns to Washington after the November elections. The AIA – which supports the 2030 Challenge targets through its 2030 Co...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/aia-help-save-the-federal-203...

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