Buildings are a major producer of fossil fuel by-products including CO2 and other green house gases.
In response to this hot issue, the architectural community has issued a 2030 challenge to the entire construction community with targets as described below:
• All new buildings, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 60% 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, energy consumption performance standard of 60% of the regional (or country) average/median for that building type.
• The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings and major renovations shall be increased to:
- 70% in 2015
- 80% in 2020
- 90% in 2025
- Carbon-neutral in 2030 (using no fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate)
As a design firm, EVstudio plays an important part in contributing to helping our clients who are looking to meet goals of the 2030 challenge though responsible and innovative design solutions.
For more information go to architecture2030.org