Using FenestraPro To Meet Architecture2030 Challenge Targets

Written by Meg Doyle

October 15, 2020

Architecture2030; 2030 Palette

FenestraPro Arch2030

INTRODUCTION

Architecture2030 is the leading initiative in driving down fossil-fuel emissions to meet an almost zero net carbon emission by 2030. Urban building infrastructure accounts for over 70% of these carbon emissions, leading for the initiative to increase targets every 5 years to ensure architectural and building planning firms meet the targets.

As part of the initiative, Architecture2030 encourages architects to use software tools that enables them to identify energy-efficient measures and assess the impact on building performance. As the façade accounts for almost 50% of a building’s energy usage, it is imperative that architects consider solutions to reduce energy use using shading and performance enhancing assemblies. FenestraPro is the leading façade design platform in architecture, enabling architects to analyse building performance metrics such as solar heat gain, daylighting and heat loss of both solid and glazed elements of the building envelope.

FenestraPro offers standardized reports at all stages of the design and custom charts to examine element heat loss and solar gain in occupied spaces.  With the goal of optimizing solar heat gain and using renewable energy to heat and cool the building when necessary, architects use FenestraPro in collaboration with 2030 Palette to understand the impact of design decisions and performance data reported.

FenestraPro Architecture2030

Over 80% of the top architectural and planning firms in the United States have accepted the Architecture2030 Challenge and use FenestraPro to calculate the reductions of energy-use within facades, including HDR, AECOM, HOK, HKS, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

To test FenestraPro’s capabilities for projects with Architecture2030 targets, schedule a call below with a FenestraPro architect to walk you through the platform.

About FenestraPro

FenestraPro is the leading façade design platform that supports the design and construction of beautiful, high-performing facades. From concept to reality, FenestraPro optimizes the design and delivery of sustainable façade solutions with performance controlled by you. It provides an integrated digital platform that will identify and apply the optimal geometry, material selection and fabrication information.

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