How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

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July 10, 2014
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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 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.

    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 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.

    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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