The OAA+2030 Professional Education Series is a partner program of the successful AIA+2030 Professional Services developed through a partnership between Architecture 2030 and AIA Seattle. OAA+2030 gives design professionals the knowledge to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings–and provides firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. The official website link to the program can be found here.
The OAA+2030 Education series will help Ontario Architects create buildings that meet the energy efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge…
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, the global architecture and building community are encouraged 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 60% below 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 60% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
- The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings and major renovations shall be increased to:
- 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.