Interview with Edward Mazria,Founder & CEO, Architecture 2030
Transforming the Built Environment
Edward Mazria is the founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems. On his recent visit to India, in an interview with Shubham Singh, he gave an overview of his work that has inspired innovative thinking and actionable solutions.
In 2014, Mazria presented Roadmap to Zero Emissions at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The roadmap laid out a flexible approach to achieve zero carbon emissions in the built environment by mid-century. He also issued the 2050 Imperative adopted by the International Union of Architects, which outlined a commitment to plan and design to carbon neutral standards. The commitment has been accepted by regional professional organizations representing over 1.3 million architects across 124 countries.
What is the concept behind Architecture 2030?
Architecture 2030 looks at the problem of energy consumption, efficiency and most importantly climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. We’re a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.This is to bring the building sector by 2030 to a point where the entire building sector is powered by renewable energy. The way to achieve it is through integrating sustainable and passive design strategies and providing fossil-fuel-free energy from on-site renewables or from accessing district or utility-scale renewable energy produced off-site.We work with the architecture community in USA, cities, government, engineers, developers, and planners in order to phase out fossil fuels by the year 2030.
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