Endorsing Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Construction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On March 26, 2019, the AIA Pennsylvania Board of Directors unanimously adopted its first resolution emphasizing the organization’s commitment to high-performance buildings and sustainable design in the Commonwealth. Architects are uniquely positioned to positively impact the built environment by ensuring that sustainable design is practiced uniformly to benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Whereas several progressive Pennsylvania communities and cities have become 2030 Districts, EcoDistricts and certified LEED for Cities, and several Pennsylvania buildings have achieved net-positive energy performance,
Whereas the American Institute of Architects has adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, be it resolved that AIA Pennsylvania will endorse energy efficient and sustainable buildings and communities in an effort to encourage design and construction professionals in Pennsylvania to grow additional 2030 Districts, EcoDistricts, and LEED for Cities certifications while promoting certified sustainable and carbon-neutral buildings.