Carbon-neutral

Carbon-Neutral Design Project

The Carbon Neutral Design Project is a joint effort between members of SBSE, the AIA, and a private donor to provide practitioners, faculty, and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge.

The Carbon Neutral Design Project is a joint research effort between members of the Society of Building Science Educators (www.sbse.org), the American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org), and a private donor, the purpose of which is to provide practitioners, faculty, and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge  (www.architecture2030.org), that is, to be able to design and construct buildings to a state of carbon neutrality by the year 2030.

Reflections on BEEnow

Many of you are familiar with the BEEnow rating system for schools of architecture. It is being developed and promoted by SBSE colleague Norbert Lechner and other thought leaders to reward architecture schools for excellence in educating for carbon-neutral design—and to thereby encourage such excellence among other architecture programs.