Ed Mazria, A.I.A. 2030 Challenge

Jun 25, 2012 by

I was able to film and interview Ed Mazria for my film “Why Now? Not Later” for which we are seeking completion funds.  He is a force in working for solutions to climate change through the building sector.  The built environment uses about half the energy we produce in this company and then produces about half the greenhouse emissions created today that are causing climate change.  So we can have the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time and for the least amount of money if we begin making changes in our built environment.

Please view Ed Mazria’s videos for valuable information about his 2030 challenge to reduce carbon emissions.   ccdanson


Most recently Mazria has reshaped the national and international dialogue on global warming to incorporate building design and the “Building Sector”. His research includes U.S. and global building sector analysis and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.

He is the architect of both the AIA’s position statement and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Resolution #50 adopting the “2030 Challenge” as a means of dramatically reducing building sector greenhouse gas emissions. His article, Blueprint for Disaster, outlines his strategy for addressing what he believes is today’s most pressing global challenge, climate change.[3]

He is the founder of Architecture 2030, an organization committed to protecting our global environment by using innovation and common sense to develop and quickly implement bold solutions to global warming. He currently speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of climate change and architecture and serves as a senior analyst for the Southwest Climate Council.

He is also senior principal with the architecture and planning firm of Mazria Inc. in Santa Fe, NM.[4][5



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