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Architecture 2030 Challenge

OHPD has adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge and we are dedicated to meeting its tenets.

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All new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Buildings are the major source of global demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG).

Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

To accomplish this, Architecture 2030 issued The 2030 Challenge asking the global architecture and building community to adopt the following targets:

  • All new buildings, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% below the regional (or country) average/median for that building type.
  • At a minimum, an equal amount of existing building area shall be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% of the regional (or country) average/median for that building type.
  • The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings and major renovations shall be increased to:
    • 80% in 2020
    • 90% in 2025
    • Carbon-neutral in 2030 (using no fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate).

These targets may be accomplished by implementing innovative sustainable design strategies, generating on-site renewable power and/or purchasing (20% maximum) renewable energy.

Contact OHPD to find out what we do in alignment with the Architecture 2030 Challenge.

Visit the Architecture 2030 website to find out more about the programs they offer, helping us all reach a Carbon-Neutral society.

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