Published by Architizer: At this point, every practicing architect should know that the design and construction industry accounts for over 40% of global carbon emissions. Over the past few decades, as awareness about how the industry is helping to fuel the climate crisis has risen, the architectural profession has increasingly sought to incentivize green building and to advance alternative construction materials. Knowledge is power, and around the world, countless organizations have emerged to help arm architects with information to help make design decisions that have less impact on the planet. From certification systems to subsidies for sustainable construction, there is no shortage of incentives and signposts to help guide the AEC industry toward a cleaner future.
By introducing the Sustainability Categories to our prestigious 11th Annual A+Awards program, we aim to continue doing what we do best: recognizing leaders on the vanguard of architectural design and showcasing examples of the buildings that can guide us to a better future. As the A+Awards season warms up, we’re compiling a comprehensive list of resources for our global architecture community.
New Buildings Institute (NBI) works collaboratively with industry market players — governments, utilities and building professionals — to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies that improve energy efficiency and decarbonize the built environment.