Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued an ambitious challenge to architectural firms in 2006: Make all new buildings, developments, and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. In the intervening decade-plus, more than 400 firms with projects in nearly 100 countries have signed onto the AIA’s … Read more…

Architects’ Group Urges America to Reduce Carbon in Built Environment

Architects’ Group Urges America to Reduce Carbon in Built Environment

As the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the American Institute of Architects has issued eight principles governing how architects can mitigate climate change and has urged the government to protect policies designed to conserve energy and reduce carbon in the built environment.

Punch List for Congress Noted

Punch List for Congress Noted

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its “punch list” for Congress that would jump-start construction, especially by spurring energy efficiency and infrastructure projects. “The AIA’s Congressional punch list will help Congress satisfy its implicit contract with the American people to spur growth and create … Read more…

‘Stormproof’ Geothermal Systems Get a Post-Hurricane Boost

‘Stormproof’ Geothermal Systems Get a Post-Hurricane Boost

Hurricane Sandy’s havoc wrecked on fuel tanks, cooling towers and air conditioners has convinced some building owners to switch to geothermal systems, The New York Times reports.

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