News Release: The 2030 Challenge

October 13, 2006

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Architecture 2030

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URGENT CALL FOR HIGHER STANDARDS

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The following email was sent on October 1, 2006 to the President and Board of the US Green Building Council by Architecture 2030 and has since been forwarded to the NEAT Laboratory. The email is reproduced below in its entirety. For more information please visit Architecture 2030's website at http://www.architecture2030.org.  

URGENT CALL FOR HIGHER STANDARDS

Rick Fedrizzi
President, CEO & Founding Chairman
U.S. Green Building Council
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 508
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Rick,

Rapidly accelerating climate change, which is now fueling dangerous regional and global events, requires immediate and effective action if we are to avert a global catastrophe.

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration illustrates that buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually; globally the percentage is even greater. Currently the most widely-recognized certifier of green buildings -- LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) -- requires relatively little in building fossil-fuel energy consumption reductions to attain certification. While the USGBC is moving to correct this, it will be too little, too late.

Because the USGBC has taken a leadership role in advancing green building design, it is imperative that LEED-certified buildings be models of energy efficiency. It has been 10 months since the American Institute of Architects (AIA) called on its 78,000 members to implement an immediate 50% reduction in fossil fuel energy consumption for all new and renovated buildings. It has

 

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