AIA Testifies on Climate Action Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 President Carl Elefante, FAIA, testified today at the U.S. House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy hearing, Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector.

Elefante testified on behalf of AIA based on his background and expertise in sustainable and resilient design strategies and understanding of needed improvements to U.S. building codes to achieve climate goals in the built environment.

AIA has launched a landmark initiative to drive climate action among the architecture profession. As part of this effort, AIA is calling on architects around the world to support humanity’s collective call to climate action through an unrelenting commitment to sustainable and resilient design. Earlier this week, the Institute issued a statement, Where We Stand: Climate Action, detailing its initial path forward to support architects in making progress towards achieving net-zero emissions in the built environment by 2050.

WHO: Architect Carl Elefante, FAIA, testifies before U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s ,Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) and Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI).

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

WHERE: John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building and online.

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