Optima Engineering is striving to comply with the 2030 challenge with all of its designs. It is an ambitious goal and we are the first to admit that we have a long way to go.
The 2030 Challenge is challenging us, the design community, to design energy efficient buildings to meet the following criteria: all new building, developments and major renovations shall be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 50% of the regional (or county) average of that building type.
The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new building shall be increased to:
- 60% in 2010
- 70% in 2015
- 80% in 2020
- 90% in 2025
- Carbon-neutral in 2030
The ultimate goal is the Net Zero Building or a building that produces the same amount of energy in a year that the building consumes.
Net Zero Project List:
- New Century Elementary School (Waiting on PV to be installed).
- Sandy Grove Middle School
- Charlotte Douglas Airport-Air Rescue and Fire Facility (Waiting on PV to be installed).