TE Studio today adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, further dedicating its services to avert a global climate crisis. Offering Passive House design, TE Studio can help meet the CO2 reduction goal for 2020 today! Using renewable energy sources, TE studio can also offer ZEB (zero energy building) as well as carbon-neutral buildings, today. For retrofits, we offer Passive House standard remodeling options that can help buildings achieve 2015 standards for new construction, today.
Synopsis (source: architecture 2030 website)
Buildings are the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it over the next ten years is the key to keeping global warming under one degree centigrade (°C) above today’s level. It will require immediate action and a concerted global effort.
To accomplish this, Architecture 2030 has 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 50% of the regional (or country) average 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 50% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
• The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings shall be increased to:
60% in 2010
70% in 2015
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 and/or certified renewable energy credits.