Driven by rising energy costs, government mandates, long-term cost savings, and simply doing the right thing for future generations, schools are increasingly turning to engineers and architects to move towards net zero energy consumption.
More than 50 school leaders from 16 states traveled to the nation’s capital last week for the first-ever Clean Energy Schools Symposium – a national convening of school decisionmakers who have flipped the switch to clean energy at their schools and are actively inspiring and supporting other schools across the country to do the same.
The American Institute of Architects is donating $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity Virginia to help launch a two-year project to install solar energy systems on up to 80 homes in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
In the fight against the impacts of climate change, evolving building codes, performance standards and building practices are being utilized to improve sustainability, resiliency and efficiency—all key components in trying to meet the goals of the Paris Accord and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.
The American Institute of Architects commends the Biden Administration for developing the first-ever Federal Building Performance Standard, setting an ambitious goal to cut energy use and electrify equipment and appliances in 30 percent of the building space owned by the Federal government by 2030.
Project teams are considering additional dimensions of carbon emissions resulting from a building project, including carbon emissions from water consumption, waste generation, occupant transportation, and the embodied carbon of materials used to build the project.
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