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News - 04.05.17

AIA’s Carbon Reduction Challenge: 4 Million Square Feet of Sustainable Projects

Dattner Architects is a proud member of the AIA 2030 Commitment; this framework was developed by the AIA to help firms understand and evaluate the impact that design has on energy performance. Dattner Architects is one of a growing network of firms dedicated to reducing carbon reliance in the built environment and striving for carbon neutral design.

To fight against climate change, Dattner Architects has been tracking and reporting annually on data including Energy Usage Intensity, Target/Predicted Energy Use, Lighting Power Density, energy model usage, adoption of target rating system since 2012. This data is shared with the AIA2030 through their Design Data Exchange, where it is analyzed along with data from 300+ other firms. The AIA2030 reports out on design and performance trends, tracks industry carbon reduction progress, and shares lessons learned.

This year we reported on 26 projects that were in design in our office in 2016! That totals nearly Four Million Square Feet of urban architecture, and includes schools, housing, and healthcare!  The AIA2030 initiative is one of many spearheaded by Dattner Architects’ Sustainable Practice Group, an office-wide resource sharing lessons learned and research on green approaches and new technologies relevant to urban architecture.


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