June 13, 2016DeKay joins Advisory Committee for low-carbon design education
Prof. Mark DeKay has joined the Advisory Board for a new organization committed to low-carbon design education. Built Environment Education Now (BEEnow) is creating a low-carbon education certification and scorecard for architecture schools.
The primary goal of BEEnow is to greatly and quickly increase the number of architecture students who have the motivation, knowledge, and skills to contribute substantially to the design of sustainable low-energy buildings thereby meet the goals of Architecture 2030 to make new buildings and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030 and of the2050 Imperative by the International Union of Architects (UIA) to make all buildings and the built environment carbon-neutral by 2050.
Created by architecture faculty and practitioners, BEEnowis a voluntary certification program that inspires architecture schools to emphasize the teaching of sustainability so that graduates are competent to contribute substantially to the design of low-carbon buildings.
The BEEnow Board of Advisors includes:
Hillary Brown, FAIA, professor, City College of New York, author, founding director, NYC Office of Sustainable Design