News Analysis

AIA Targets 50% Energy Reduction in Buildings

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) board of directors has set a goal of halving the amount of fossil fuels needed to construct and operate buildings by 2010 and reducing that amount a further 10% in each of the following five years, which would result in a 70% reduction from current levels by 2015. The ambitious goal was set in one of two “High Performance Building Position Statements” approved by AIA in December 2005, which in turn emerged from the Institute’s Sustainable Building Standards Policy Summit in July (see

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Published January 1, 2006