The Race to Denver is On!
February 2013 | Announcements
Architecture 2030 is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and calling on architects to get in the Race – the ENERGY STAR 2013 Race to Denver!
The EPA and Architecture 2030 want you to join the ENERGY STAR 2013 Race to Denver, an opportunity to recognize participating organizations, projects, and Architecture / Engineering firms at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Denver, CO, June 2013.
We’re Reaching for the Top: Goals for the Race
Three U.S. regions are competing to see which will have the most Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR projects. These regions are “the East Coast”, “Big Easy Central”, and “Wild West”. All projects submitted within each region will count toward that region’s total.
Get Started Now: Tools for the Race
It’s easy and there’s no cost to participate. All architects can send their new construction projects that achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR to EPA to be counted in the Race. These projects are among the nation’s top 25% for saving energy in commercial buildings. We will also highlight projects that meet or exceed the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation by achieving the 2030 Challenge targets. Use EPA’s Target Finder, a no-cost online tool, to find out if projects achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The Architect of Record may submit all projects that have completed the Construction Documents phase. Project requirements are available on the EPA’s Application page.
How to Win the Race
- Follow the Race on the ENERGY STAR Website and join the conversation on Twitter: @EnergyStarBldgs, @Arch2030 #RTD2013.
- Watch for 2103 Race to Denver Webinars: Promoting the 2103 Race to Denver (13 February 2013 @ 2pm EST).
- Your region wins the if it submits the most projects to EPA.
- Submit project applications for Designed to Earn the ENERY STAR: Postmark to EPA by May 10, 2013.
- Celebrate with EPA and your peers at the AIA National Convention June, 2013.
Target Finder Training: Setting Design Targets with ENERGY STAR (1.0 CEU/AIA SD/HSW).