9/01/2009

AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention
Architecture: On the Brink of Greatness
Edward Mazria, AIA

www.mazria.com

www.architecture2030.org

  • What are scientist saying
    • arch2030_intWe have problem. We are off the chart.
  • 2050 most coral reefs will be gone.
  • Forest fires quadruple
  • Weather will get more sever
  • Greenland and Antarctica are warming.
  • What does it mean for US
    • 53% Americans live in and around coastal cities and towns.
    • Sea levels are rising.
  • We cannot go beyond 2 degree centigrade.
    • G8 Agree on 2 degree.
    • 80% reduction by 2030
  • Oil and Gas left to 450 (what is 450)
  • Solution
    • No more conventional coal.
      •  Capture to put in ground far off
  • Crisis
    • Climate Change
    • Energy
    • Economic
  • Building consume 50% of us energy consumption
  • Buildings consume 75% of electricity.
  • Solution
    • 50% New build and major renovations
  • 2039
  • Bush signed into law the 2030 challenge
  • House passed
    • House: HR 2454 sec 201
      • Senate: not included.
    • 2010 30% below code
    • 2014 – 2015 50% below code
    • Every 3 years increase.
  • Most have the architecture community reduce building consumption.
  • Solutions
  • Reduces use.
  • Then add technologies.
  • Purchase renewable energy.
  • Employment is up.
    • Typical 9.8%
    • Construction above 20%
    • Public Building Sector is holding.
  • Housing is -75% from 3 years.
  • Private Building sector provides the tax funds for the public sector alive.
  • When the building sector goes down, every other sector goes down.
  • Cannot bring the building sector back the same way.
  • Feds put their money (30 billion) into public infrastructure (highways).
    • This is retaining jobs.
    • Once spent, it is gone.
    • Taxes get only 8 billion back.
  • 4-5 million-Jobs investment Plan
    • Sustainable
    • 30 bil to 296 bil construction spending to 60 bil to federal tax.
    • Home Mortgage Rate Buy-Down
      • Home energy reduction
        • 1,  .5 hers 70
      • Plus tax credits.
    • Cap and Trade, Committee Senate bill has no 2030 challenge.
      • Need it in.
      • Need money.
    • 26 large firms wrote letters
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