LPA on How to Achieve the 2030 Challenge Targets Toward Carbon Neutrality

by Wanda Lau

On paper, the incremental targets of the AIA 2030 Commitment, premised on the Architecture 2030 Challenge, look straightforward. Starting in 2006, the design community was to reduce the predicted energy use intensity (pEUI) of all new buildings and significant renovations by 50%. By 2010, the required reduction would increase to 60%; by 2015, to 70%; and so on, all the ways to 2030, when projects would achieve a 100% pEUI reduction—and carbon neutrality.

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In this podcast episode, Irvine, Calif.–based principal and design director Keith Hempel, AIA, details the approach, process, and tools used by LPA to achieve the momentous accomplishment—and whether his firm is ready to take on the AIA Commitment's uptick to an 80% pEUI reduction this year.

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