The 2030 °Challenge, Our Immediate goal.

The ‘Building Sector’ is the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Stabilizing and reversing emissions in this sector is key to keeping future global warming under one degree Celsius (°C) above today’s level.

To accomplish this, and avoid dangerous climate change, Architecture 2030 issued 'The 2030 °Challenge’ in 2007, asking the global architecture and building community to adopt the following targets:

All new buildings, developments and major renovations be designed to meet a fossil fuel, greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
At a minimum, an amount of existing building area equal to that of new construction be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel, greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings be increased to:
60% in 2010
70% in 2015
80% in 2020
90% in 2025

Carbon-neutral by 2030 (zero fossil-fuel, GHG emitting energy to operate).
This may be accomplished through innovative design strategies, application of renewable technologies and/or the purchase (maximum 20%) of renewable energy.

The more pressing goals are addressed in The 2010 Imperative.

In February 2011 the '2030 Challenge for Products' was issued, aiming to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by the production of building products.


*source : http://architecture2030.org - The 2030 Challenge
 
 
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