Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and for the planet, developed by the United Nations, and adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. Here and here you can learn more about the SDGs, and here you can follow up on the progress of implementation for each individual goal.
Architecture 2030 – accelerating action on the climate crisis in the built environment
A non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established in 2002 in response to the ongoing climate emergency. Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the global built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate crisis.
2030 Palette – a database of sustainable design principles, strategies, tools and resources
The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that succinctly puts the principles and actions behind carbon neutral and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, builders, and policymakers worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional and city planning to building details.
Carbon Smart Materials Palette – actions for reducing embodied carbon
The Carbon Smart Materials Palette contains an attribute-based approach to embodied carbon reductions in the built environment. It identifies key attributes that contribute to a material’s embodied carbon impact, and offers guidelines and options for emissions reductions. The Carbon Smart Materials Palette is designed to support and complement Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), while providing highly impactful guidelines for low/no carbon material selections and specifications.
Climate Consultant – Energy Design Tool
Climate Consultant is a powerful yet easy-to-use application that provides comprehensive and accurate data about the local climate. The data is shown in such manner that it can be easily understood and used by various types of professionals like architects, builders, engineers, or also by simple homeowners or students.
Climate Consultant can plot the climate data in such way that its impact over buildings and other built forms will be clear and obvious for anyone. Creating more energy efficient and more sustainable buildings gets to be an easy-to-achieve purpose.
Climate Consultant is really comprehensive. It plots a lot of data, including information related to humidity, temperature, sun shading, and many other more. Handy guidelines are provided for various design strategies.
Last update 20/01/2021
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