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LobbySolar 2 Educational Facility, Kiss + Cathcart Architects. New York City, NY.

Editorial

Thanks to the efforts of E-News subscribers, the AIA, and the sponsorship of mayors from the four corners of the U.S., Albuquerque, Chicago, Seattle and Miami, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) formally adopted The 2030 CHALLENGE in June, 2006. U.S. mayors sent the clear message that local leaders are willing to take action on the important issues of climate change and energy independence. And they are taking action. Mayors from 17 Texas cities, including Austin, Dallas and Houston, have formed a group, Texas Cities for Clean Air Coalition, to prevent the construction of more than a dozen new coal fired power plants in the state. A grassroots movement is taking hold as the Challenge has now formally been adopted by the 78,000 member American Institute of Architects (AIA), the City of Santa Fe, the County of Sarasota and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Globally, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) North America unanimously passed support for Architecture 2030 and embedded its targets in their “Statement of Action” that was passed at the ICLEI Congress in July, 2006. A more formal endorsement process will be brought forward in November at the annual meeting of the ICLEI Executive Committee, the governing council that represents all ICLEI member nations.

However, policy alone cannot bring about the changes necessary in the Building Sector to effectively address dangerous interference with our climate system: professional design education must also play a key role. It is critical that design schools educate their students so they are ready to meet this new reality in the workplace. In the coming months we will issue THE 2010 IMPERATIVE to all professional design schools around the world, asking them to implement specific strategies to achieve complete ecological literacy in design education by 2010. To encourage quick action in the educational community, we will follow the announcement with an interactive Global Emergency Design Teach-In. Stay tuned.

In this issue, we are highlighting a new project by architects Kiss+Cathcart to be built in New York. This project is designed to be not only carbon neutral, but to produce more energy than it consumes. It is but one of many examples of firms that are now incorporating carbon neutral design into their practices.

           

Solar 2 Educational Facility by Kiss+Cathcart Architects
Telenor Headquarters Plan
Solar 2 is the new building project designed by Kiss+Cathcart Architects for New York environmental non-profit Solar One, a project of the Community Environmental Center (CEC). This new and larger facility reflects the growing demand for Solar One’s environmental educational services. The building itself is a case study, weaving the natural and urban world into its programmed spaces and illustrating how natural systems can be used in urban buildings to reduce and eliminate fossil fuel energy use. Among its most striking features, the building incorporates a large ‘greenscreen’ to block unwanted eastern sunlight while serving as a physical reference to the building’s environmental design features, in fact creating a porous barrier within which the urban and natural environments are weaved.

Features incorporated into the building design to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption include:

Design:
-Natural ventilation: wind-induced and stack-driven ventilatio n.
-Roof monitors and windows for daylighting
-Greenscreen
-Recycled materials

Technology:
-85 kW array of PV’s: The array is estimated to generate 92,716 kWh per year, about 108% of the projected demand of 86,030 kWh per year.
-Low wattage fixtures
-50% efficient elevator
-Ground source heat pump

For more information on this building please visit:
Solar 1
Kiss + Cathcart Architects
CEC

All images used with permission from Solar 1
First page: south view
This page top: first floor lobby
This page bottom: systems diagram

2030 Speaks

September 9-11, 2006
Washington University Masters Class
ARCHITECTURE 2030 Professional Education Design Charrette
Redesign campus buildings to achieve the carbon-neutral goal of The 2030 Challenge.
Lecture: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA, Kristina Kershner
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

September 18, 2006
EGB Conference and Expo
Keynote: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Austin, Texas
(not open to the public, registration required)
Contact: www.egbregistration.com/

September 26, 2006
Santa Barbara AIA / General Contractors/UCSB
Keynote: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Santa Barbara, California
(open to the public)
Contact: http://www.sustainabilityproject.org

 

September 28, 2006
Pacific Energy Center / AIA
Lecture/Meeting: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
AIA San Francisco
San Francisco, California
(open to the public, registration required)
Contact:
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=116237

 

October 11, 2006
EEBA Excellence in Building Conference
Keynote: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Norfolk, Virginia
(open to the public, registration required)
Contact: June Kroog at 952 829 9099

 

October 19-21, 2006
58th Annual Conference of Southwest Foundations
Faculty: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
(not open to the public)
Contact: For more information call 214 740 1787

 

     

September 16, 2006
Republicans for Environmental Protection Conference
Keynote: ENERGY AND GLOBAL WARMING
Edward Mazria AIA
Marriott West Denver
Denver, Colorado
(not open to the public, registration required)
Contact: www.rep.org

September 25, 2006
University of Nevada Las Vegas / AIA / USGBC / ASES
Lecture: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Las Vegas, Nevada
(open to the public)
Contact: Alfredo Fernández-González at alfredo.fernandez@unlv.edu

September 28, 2006
West Coast Green - Over the Tipping Point in 2006
Keynote: MEETING HUMANITY’S GREATEST CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, California
(open to the public, registration required)
Contact: www.westcoastgreen.com

October 7, 2006
Design Fitness
2006 South Atlantic Regional Conference
Keynote: MEETING HUMANITY’S GREATEST CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Chattanooga, Tennessee
(not open to the public, registration required)
Contact: Marvin J. Malecha at:
marvin_malecha@ncsu.edu

October 16, 2006
5th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design
Design Futures Council
Keynote: THE 2030 CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
La Fonda Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(not open to the public)
Contact: For more information call 770 209 3775

October 26-27, 2006
US Conference of Mayors
IMPLEMENTING THE 2030 BUILDING CHALLENGE
2nd National Summit on Energy and the Environment
Keynote: IMPLEMENTING THE CHALLENGE
Edward Mazria AIA
Atlanta, Georgia
(not open to the public)
Contact: Debra DeHaney-Howard at 202-861-6702


 
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