Vision

 

The BEEnow vision of the future is one where the widespread application of the 2030 Challenge and 2050 Imperative have transformed the built environment worldwide leading to dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in both the construction and operation of our buildings and communities.  This success was made possible because architects and related building professionals received the essential education necessary to create such a transformed built environment. 

 

Architecture schools altered their priorities so that all students graduated with the motivation and essential design skills required to create low energy- and low-water consuming buildings.  These architecture schools emphasize designs that require the least energy and water, that consume the least amount of essential resources, and that conserve embodied energy by design and by reusing materials.  Sustainable buildings and communities are now achieved through great design and innovation rather than 'add-ons' and the effort of experts to fix poor designs.