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Lee Epstein / The Atlantic Cities / August 19, 2013
When California’s S.B. 375 was passed in 2008, there were many skeptics. The law aimed to get metropolitan regions around the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions through changes to development form and transportation. (If it were a country, California would rank somewhere between the world’s tenth and twelfth largest economy, so its effect could be significant.)
In 2011, the California Air Resources Board set GHG emissions reduction targets by metro region for passenger vehicles (passenger vehicles account for almost a third of GHGs in the state). Eighteen Metropolitan PlanningRead More
The AIA+2030 Professional Series™ is a comprehensive, ground-breaking curriculum that includes ten, 4-hour sessions teaching strategies to reach the 60% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions called for in the 2030 Challenge. AIA+2030 gives design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings—and provide firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. The AIA+2030 program was launched in Seattle in 2009 by the American Institute of Architects Seattle, in partnership with Architecture 2030, and
Carbon footprints, Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are all buzz words that seem to be popping up all over the place, but how can we use them to reduce Building Sector greenhouse gas emissions? Architecture 2030′s Francesca Desmarais outlines the 2030 Challenge for Products – a road map for reducing the embodied carbon of building products and closing the information gap obscuring the path to true carbon neutral buildings. Ms. Desmarais discusses the vision and strategy of the Products Challenge, how to use LCAs and EPDs, the critical