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AIA Calls for Owner Cap-and-Trade Program

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects joined the CO2toEE coalition and issued a call to make businesses and building owners eligible for reductions in carbon emissions that result from their investments in energy efficiency.

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Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects joined the CO2toEE coalition and issued a call to make businesses and building owners eligible for reductions in carbon emissions that result from their investments in energy efficiency.

Currently, as the coalition explains on its website, building owners who invest in energy efficiency enjoy lower energy consumption costs but are not compensated for cutting CO2 emissions. CO2toEE is aiming to change government policy to ensure that building owners receive those benefits as well.

Cap-And-Trade

AIA essentially endorsed CO2toEE, coming on the heels of the announcement of its partnership with the Smart Surface Coalition in its Stay Cool Save Cash initiative, and just a day before it signed onto the Carbon Smart Building Declaration at the Carbon Smart Building Day event in San Francisco.

The declaration challenges its participants to intensify efforts to eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions in all new buildings by 2030 and all existing buildings by 2050. It also encourages adopting technologies, processes, materials and data that support eliminating or greatly reducing the carbon footprint in the built environment.

The proposition of allowing owners to participate in a cap-and-trade system would support such goals.

"Allowing building owners to participate in cap-and-trade programs will drive much deeper reductions in carbon emissions from buildings, and in turn encourage architects and building owners to develop and adopt more energy-efficient designs and practices,” said 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA.

A cap-and-trade system would put a limit on the amount of pollution large corporations and utilities discharge. Under such a system, utilities and corporations are incentivized to buy and sell rights that allow the release of harmful gases into the air, meaning that a company or utility that reduces its pollution is financially rewarded.

   

Tagged categories: American Institute of Architects (AIA); Associations; Government; Regulations

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