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What is the AIA’s 50to50?
• 50 strategies toward 50 percent fossil fuel reduction in buildings
• How-to resource for architects and the construction industry
The 50 strategies represent readily available and effective tools and techniques that will have an immediate impact on architects’ ability to achieve significant carbon reduction. They span a spectrum from broad-based site and planning objectives to specific, building-based concepts. Each strategy includes an overview of the subject, typical applications, emerging trends, links to information sources, and important relationships to other carbon reduction strategies.
The strategies focus on carbon reduction as the primary goal and are not intended to provide all of the tools needed for a comprehensive approach to sustainability. These 50 strategies are, however, extensively interrelated, mutually supportive, and integral to any definition of sustainability. The carbon-reduction focused sustainability concepts outlined in the 50to50 must be seen as important contributors to successful high performance buildings
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