2030 Challenge Commitments Continue to Rise
July 2014 | 2030 Challenge
For the fourth year in a row, the architecture and design community has recognized the important role Architecture 2030 plays in transforming the built environment.
According to the DesignIntelligence 2014 Sustainable Design & Leadership Survey, 63% of U.S. architecture and design firms believe that the targets of the 2030 Challenge can be realized (up from 51% in 2012), and 54% of those firms are making it happen by adopting the 2030 Challenge targets (up from 40% in 2010).
Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Edward Mazria ranked second in the list of individual role models in sustainable or high-peformance design, and Architecture 2030 is listed in the top five sustainable design organizational role models.
University of Oregon Ranks #1
In addition, 67.4% of architecture deans cite “sustainability/climate change” as one of the biggest concerns in the design profession.
The top five U.S. College and University sustainable design education programs are:
- University of Oregon
- Arizona State University (tie)
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (tie)
- University of California, Berkeley
- Carnegie Mellon University
With increasing adoption and implementation of the 2030 Challenge targets, energy consumption and emissions in the U.S. building sector are continuing to fall – in fact, reductions in energy consumption are currently trending ahead of the 2030 Challenge targets.
“This is proof positive that the building sector is leading the way to a truly sustainable future,” said Mazria.