How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

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July 10, 2014
Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction. Read Full Article
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  The Payoff from a Greener Building Sector Saving the environment also saves significant money. American consumers have spent $560 billion less on energy from 2005-2013 due to sustainable design and construction. Compared to projections from 2005, the EIA AEO 2014 put savings at $4.61 between 2013 and 2030 – or $6.55 trillion if best available demand technology is employed.  Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

    The Payoff from a Greener Building Sector

    Saving the environment also saves significant money. American consumers have spent $560 billion less on energy from 2005-2013 due to sustainable design and construction. Compared to projections from 2005, the EIA AEO 2014 put savings at $4.61 between 2013 and 2030 – or $6.55 trillion if best available demand technology is employed.

    Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

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  Why the Building Sector is Key to Combating Climate Change This graph of U.S. energy consumption by sector puts it into perspective. Buildings consume nearly half of all energy used in the United States.  Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

    Why the Building Sector is Key to Combating Climate Change

    This graph of U.S. energy consumption by sector puts it into perspective. Buildings consume nearly half of all energy used in the United States.

    Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

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  Edward MazriaThe architectural advocate and activist next to the Architects Pollute cover story that helped spur action against climate change and jumpstart his organization Architecture 2030, which aims to help make the building sector carbon neutral by 2030.  Courtesy of: Jamey Stillings

    Edward Mazria

    The architectural advocate and activist next to the Architects Pollute cover story that helped spur action against climate change and jumpstart his organization Architecture 2030, which aims to help make the building sector carbon neutral by 2030.

    Courtesy of: Jamey Stillings

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  The 2030 Palette SystemThe recently released 2030 Palette system is a new visual key and online reference to help architects and builders design with more environmentally sound practices in mind.  Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

    The 2030 Palette System

    The recently released 2030 Palette system is a new visual key and online reference to help architects and builders design with more environmentally sound practices in mind.

    Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

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  Edward Mazria Over the past decade, Mazria’s influential research on building sector energy use and carbon emissions has changed our perception of how to battle climate change.  Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

    Edward Mazria

    Over the past decade, Mazria’s influential research on building sector energy use and carbon emissions has changed our perception of how to battle climate change.

    Courtesy of: Architecture 2030

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