News Release: The 2030 Challenge

October 14, 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.  

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the AIA and EPA's Target Finder). We also ask that ASHRAE 189-P be fast-tracked and issued within 4 to 6 months. It is essential that this standard be completed and adopted as soon as possible. We simply do not have the luxury of time on our side.

*We understand a 30% energy consumption reduction is currently being discussed.

Credible scientists give us at best 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avert catastrophic climate change (see: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14834318/). There are hundreds of coal-fired power plants in the U.S. currently on the drawing boards. Seventy-six percent (76%) of the energy produced by these plants will go to operate buildings. Mayors are forming coalitions to stop the building of these coal plants (see: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2380650). Resolution #50 is their hope for eliminating the need for these plants - we must give them the tools necessary to implement this Resolution.

Although we will certainly be affected, the global warming crisis is not really about us, it is about our children and grandchildren, and the planet we leave them. We call on you to lead, you who have both the opportunity and responsibility to make a real difference.

Sincerely,

Architecture 2030
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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