What is the 2030 Challenge?
This is a target introduced in 2006 by Architecture 2030 to help reduce the impact of architecture on climate change.
- All new buildings, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% below the regional (or country) average/median for that building type.
- At a minimum, an equal amount of existing building area shall be renovated annually to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% of the regional (or country) average/median for that building type. (Architecture2030.com)
How cove.tool can help?
cove.tool allows the firm adminitrators to see the firm’s 2030 performance in real time. Cove.tool is tied in directly to the 2030 ddx to allow for easy and automated tracking.
Here are 5 key steps to help your project meet the 2030 Challenge:
- Establish an EUI baseline and target using the cove.tool’s automated energy model and benchmarking
- Understand the climatic constraints for passive design strategies to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
- Integrate energy efficient technology and systems. Cove.tool’s automated parametric optimization helps run thousands of simulations on the cloud to find the ones that help meet our energy targets.
- Incorporate on-site and/or off-site renewable energy to meet the remaining energy demands.*
- Engage in iterative energy modeling throughout the entire design process to understand the interactive effects of various design decisions and to assess progress towards meeting the EUI target.