Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Theory Hour: John Lynn

Today during theory hour, architect John Lynn came to talk to us about the 2030 challenge. The concept of the AIA 2030 challenge comes from a man named Ed Mazria who stands for energy conservation. He began his lecture by asking us what we would do if we were fish? If we were birds? What would we see? He made a point about sustainability and stated that it’s a transformation and a dynamic event, not one specific object. The goal of the AIA 2030 challenge is to incorporate the idea of sustainability into architecture by creating buildings with zero carbon. As a starting point for his ultimate goal, he set a timeline to illustrate how much carbon he wants to be cut out from architecture in the next few years. In 2010 he hopes to see 60 percent cut, in 2015, 70 percent, in 2020, 80 percent, and in 2025, 90 percent.

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