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Volume 5: All-Electric Kitchens: Residential and Commercial of The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide: A Zero Carbon Future for the Built Environment is now available!

The risks of not curbing global warming are clear. The good news is that the built environment can play a massive role in drawing down emissions. But decarbonizing the built environment needs to advance now: New buildings and renovations of every type need to be built and operated to zero carbon emission standards. This is a collective endeavor. It will take every building in every community. The entire built environment sector, like the entire world of nations, is in this together.

The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide: A Zero Carbon Future for the Built Environment is a tool to accelerate change. A project of the William J. Worthen Foundation in partnership with AIA California, this is an expert-created free compendium of practical, case study-based guidance; an up-to-date reference tool that design professionals (architects, engineers, contractors, and others) as well as developers, funders, and policymakers can apply now.

The goal of this guide is to enable teams to create a zero carbon future for the built environment. Its focus is advanced carbon reduction and resilience strategies. With the guide, practitioners will increase their carbon and emissions fluency, dismantling one of the most common barriers to innovation – “that’s not how we’ve done it before” – in the risk-averse realm of real estate. That fluency will enable practitioners, client/owners, and developers to collectively understand the benefits of decarbonization throughout the real estate value chain. This is not just a reframing of value. The technical guidance is practical and poised to enable implementation and relevant to any project type, at any scale, in any community.

This free guide will help practitioners turn purpose into results.

The Guide includes eight Volumes, which are being released sequentially. (Bold indicates released Volumes available for download now.)
·       Volume 1: Introduction
·       Volume 2: Universal Design, Construction, and Operational Phase Considerations
·       Volume 3: Multi-Family Residential, Hotels/Motels, and Similar Buildings
·       Volume 4: Commercial Buildings
·       Volume 5: All-Electric Kitchens: Residential and Commercial
·       Volume 6: Embodied Carbon
·       Volume 7: Codes and Policy Context
·       Appendix: Resources + Acknowledgements, etc.

Start or advance your decarbonization journey today.

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AIA California
AIA California
Celebrating over 75 years of service, the AIA California actively promotes the value of design and advocates for the architectural profession. AIA CA is an association of 11,000 dedicated and passionate members who share a commitment to design excellence and livability in California’s natural and built environments.

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