New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut), in collaboration with Connecticut Passive House (CPH), unveiled a new Sustainable Architecture Award recognizing architects who are creating durable, comfortable, and healthy environments within the built industry that show reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, or water use.
The award was formally announced on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and attempts to raise the public awareness of the current climate crisis and the massive role played by construction, facility maintenance, and operations of the built environment. It also honors the climate change initiatives of AIA Connecticut and Connecticut Passive House to secure a more sustainable and environmentally thriving future.
“Since the combination of the world’s existing building stock and new construction account for more than 40% of the contributions of CO2 equivalents to the atmosphere, there is a lot that we can do to help slow global warming. We need to start recognizing the great work that is already being done and show the public its value and the many benefits,” said Leonard Wyeth, AIA CPHD and co-chair of the AIA Connecticut Design Committee.
Recipients of the 2020 Sustainable Architecture Awards will be selected in July. This award will be included at AIA Connecticut’s Annual Awards Gala, held in November.
The registration deadline is June 5, and submission deadline is June 24.
For more information, visit https://aiact.org/the-sustainability-award/.