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Zero Net Energy and Zero Carbon

Architecture 2030 Announces Four Senior Fellows

Architecture 2030 is pleased to announce and introduce four Senior Fellows. Charles Eley, P.E., AIA, BEMP, CEM, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP is an architect, mechanical engineer and author with 40 years of experience in energy efficient and sustainable design.

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Carbon Smart Buildings Day at the Global Climate Action Summit

Join Architecture 2030’s three experts for Carbon Smart Buildings Day at the Global Climate Action Summit this September 11th in San Francisco, CA. Edward Mazria will give an eye-opening keynote and call for action – be prepared to be enlightened and inspired! Vincent Martinez will be joining a panel exploring policy trends for decarbonizing new construction operations, including the ZERO Code, and Erin McDade will join a panel focusing on current embodied carbon policies and resources.

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De Young Properties and ConSol Announce Largest CA Zero Energy Community

“To reach California’s ambitious climate and energy goals, we must push past status quo thinking to get the most out of each construction investment,” said Commissioner Andrew McAllister, the Energy Commission’s lead on energy efficiency and buildings. “Research projects like De Young’s RidgeView create new possibilities for building affordable, sustainable and comfortable homes in the real world.”

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Canada Green Building Council certifies Bentall Kennedy office building as Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Performance certification

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that 100 Murray Street in Ottawa, ON has been awarded Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Performance certification. The Bentall Kennedy managed, Class A commercial office building achieved LEED Gold for Existing Buildings certification in 2016 and, through continued energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures, was able to demonstrate a balance of zero carbon emissions for this certification.

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How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects

Recently, many K-12 school facilities have been designed and constructed to achieve zero energy building goals. Investing in zero energy buildings for school developments is a logical approach, as school districts typically own and operate the facility for a long period of time. While there is a premium initial cost related to achieve the target, the long-term life cycle benefits can offset the initial investment. Life cycle cost and return on investment analysis shall be part of the design process starting on day one to achieve optimal value within the project budget.

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The EXTECH SKYSHADE 8000® standing seam, translucent canopy system is engineered for long spans, snow loading conditions and to withstand extreme wind loads including in hurricane-prone areas. Photo by Cory Klein

The EXTECH SKYSHADE 8000® standing seam, translucent canopy system is engineered for long spans, snow loading conditions and to withstand extreme wind loads including in hurricane-prone areas. Photo by Cory Klein

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