An interactive tool used to benchmark a buildings’ progress to Zero Net Carbon based on location, building type and size. The Zero Tool helps visualize the impact of energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy or renewable energy procurement.
The Code Visualizer uses a linear scale to allow users to compare the relative performance of national and local codes, performance standards, and rating systems against a Zero Net Carbon building target. Values on the scale are based on zEPI and the HERS Index.
A practical and powerful plan, based on the Achieving Zero framework, to ensure that New York City can reach bold and necessary emissions reduction targets through transformation of the city’s building stock.
In collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI), Architecture 2030 issued the Zero Net Carbon (ZNC) definition, which has been recommended as the critical target for all new and existing buildings to achieve by 2050 in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Achieving Zero, developed by Architecture 2030, is a framework of integrated polices and standards for national and sub-national governments (state, provincial and municipal) to phase out CO2 emissions in the built environment by about 2050.