Thursday, April 19, 2007
Green Cities: The 2010 Imperative/ 2030 Challenge
The American Institute of Architecture has joined with the USGBC in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Who causes the most pollution- Did you know that buildings account for 48% of carbon emissions in the United States? It's power to heat, light, and cool our homes that accounts for most of the carbon we release into the air. Now architects have stepped up to change this, by setting out the 2010 Imperative.
The imperative states that many of the measures we need to make our buildings greener already exist in common sense practice, and reduction in green house gasses can be achived by intentional design. We have the technology, now let's use it.
for the 2030 website and webcast
for a slide show on the Current Situation