I was in attendance at the International Living Futures Institute’s (ILFI) Living Futures 2016 conference in Seattle the week of May 9, 2016. It was an amazing gathering of leaders in sustainability.
One of the keynote addresses was given by Ed Mazria, Founder and CEO of 2030 Architecture and of the 2030 Challenge. The imperative that he spoke about is that we reach zero net carbon emissions for all new buildings by 2030 and for ALL buildings by 2050. He spoke about how not only is it important, but it's an absolutely necessity for the survival of our species.
Many see it as a bold plan, because it simply won't accept business as usual in the built environment, but not us, because we know for a fact that these goals are attainable, and they're just the things that motivate us every single day.
This got me thinking: What do we need to be doing, as architects in Florida, to stay on track to meet the 2030 Challenge?