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2030 Palette - A resource for the design of zero-carbon, adaptable and resilient built environments

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2030 Palette is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies and resources easily accessible for supporting new projects and renovations.


Why the 2030 Palette?


Over the next 15 years, an area equal to the entire building stock of the Western Hemisphere will be redesigned, reshaped, and rebuilt. How we plan and design this new construction will determine whether climate change is manageable or catastrophic. With the 2030 Palette, designers will have the tools they need to design adaptive, resilient, and Zero Net Carbon built environments.


Strategies for Every Scale


The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that succinctly puts the principles and actions behind carbon neutral and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, builders, and policymakers worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional and city planning to building details.


In particular the 2030 Palette database is organised according to different categories, representing all the scales of the design: region, city, district, site, building.


Each category includes a set of relevant strategies and approaches for energy efficiency and sustainability at that scale, described with exemplary cases and with external references to books, relevant articles on the topic and tools for supporting the design.


If you want to access the database you can follow this link.

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