HWA Commits to Sustainable Design by Participating in the 2030 Challenge

Hoefer Wysocki Architects has commited to sustainable design by signing up for the 2030 Challenge. Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization.

By signing up we have agreed to adopt the following targets:
– All new buildings, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption perfermance standard 50% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
– At a minimum, an equal amount of existing building area shall be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or country) average for that building type.
– The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings and major renovations shall be increased to 60% in 2010, 70% in 2015, 80% in 2020, 90% in 2025 and carbon-neutral in 2030 (using fossil fuel GHG emitting energy to operate).

These targets may be accomplished by implementing innovative sustainable design strategies, generating on-site renewable power and/or purchasing (20% maximum) renewable energy and/or certified renewable energy credits.

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