Architecture 2030 is a non-profit think tank focused on transforming the built environment from being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to being a central part of the solution to the climate change crisis.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Building Sector consumes nearly half (47.6%) of all energy produced in the United States. It is also responsible for nearly half (44.6% ) of all U.S. CO2 emissions. Over the next twenty years, an area equal to 3.5 times the entire current built environment of the U.S. will be redesigned, reshaped, and rebuilt globally. That means that, if designed and built using energy efficient design strategies and incorporating on-site renewable energy generation, the building sector has the potential to be a powerful solution to the climate change crisis.
Architecture 2030 plays a central role in this mission, and our organization could use your support. Two of our employees - Lindsay and Erin - will be participating in the 2017 Climate Hike in Glacier National Park, and one - Andrew - in the 2017 PNW Climate Ride in order to raise awareness and financial support for the efforts of Architecture 2030 and to learn first-hand about the impact climate change is having on Glacier National Park and the Pacific Northwest in particular.
This is a unique fundraising opportunity because if gives individuals the opportunity to make a tax-refundable donation to support a cause they're passionate about. Architecture 2030 receives our funding through grants and through the support of architecture firms and other organizations, but never before have we been able to receive financial support from individuals. This is your opportunity to help support our efforts.
Thank you for your support!
Meet our participants:
Lindsay Rasmussen is a Research Intern at Architecture 2030, and works primarily on the AIA+2030 Online Series. Two of the things she is most passionate about are sustainable architecture and hiking with her dog, James Bond. Lindsay sees first-hand the impact climate change is having on the ecosystems that she loves the most - the mountians - and the role that the built environment can play in reducing the impacts of climate change.
Erin McDade is a Program Manager for Architecture. She has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington, and her career has focused on sustainable building research, analysis, and education. She currently leads Architecture 2030's Products Challenge and is managaing the development and production of the AIA+2030 Online Series, and education series that helps design professionals create zero carbon buildings. She has two adorable dogs named Moose and Gracie who love to go running and hiking with her.
Andrew Lee is a Project Manager at Architecture 2030 and is currently working on the Achieving Zero initiative and has over 15 years of experience working on projects targeting zero net energy and other high-aspirational sustainability goals. Andy will be participating in the 2017 PNW Climate Ride - a 200 mile bike ride around the Puget Sound.