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Architecture 2030 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, the Architecture 2030 challenge encourages architects to use software tools that identify energy-efficient measures and assess the impact they have 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 Architecture 2030 and 2030 Palette to understand the impact of design decisions and performance data reported.

Meet Architecture 2030 Challenge Targets Using FenestraPro

Over 80% of the top architectural and planning firms in the United States, including HKS, Cooper Carry, and AECOM have accepted the Architecture 2030 Challenge and use FenestraPro to calculate energy reductions within facades.

To test FenestraPro’s capabilities to meet Architecture 2030 Challenge targets, register for a 30-day free trial.

Making A Positive Impact

FenestraPro is a powerful facade design platform that supports the design and construction of beautiful, high-performing buildings. Our integrated platform identifies and applies the optimal geometry, material selection, and fabrication information. The platform seamlessly integrates into BIM design and construction workflows while proven to:

  • eliminate the risk of late-stage redesign;
  • demonstrate local code compliance;
  • use data calculations in real-time;
  • integrate into BIM workflows.

Trusted by global leaders in green building design, FenestraPro enables designers to control overall thermal performances and aesthetic design to deliver sustainable, high-performing facades.

Mike Flood

BIM Applications Manager at FenestraPro. Passionate about Revit and finding more efficient BIM workflows.