The UN recently announced that the rate of growth of zero energy and zero carbon buildings would need to accelerate sixfold for the world to meet its climate targets—an order of magnitude greater than the aggressive commitments many nations, corporations, and governments have already made. Thankfully, a bellwether group of deep leaders in the climate solutions movement are already beginning to achieve these targets and beyond. 

ILFI is championing a Zero Energy future with an invitation to join a collective action to radically accelerate actions to meet the Paris Climate Accord.  The focus of Paris Solutions is on far-reaching, verified, assertive action—ensuring talk is backed by results—which also results in a substantially better society, environment, and culture than occurred during the fossil fuel era.  The organizations involved in the Paris Solutions Campaign are “leaders of leaders”—companies, governments, and NGO’s that are deeply committed to the radical change need to create a thriving world that doesn’t use fossil fuels.  In 20 years, the Paris Solutions Campaign will be seen as one of the key leadership efforts that turned the tide on climate change.  Launch organizations of the Paris Solutions Campaign include:

  • Alexandria Real Estate
  • Arup
  • District of Columbia
  • HOK
  • Integral Group
  • ILFI
  • Kingspan
  • McLennan Design 
  • NRDC
  • Perkins + Will
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • Salesforce
  • Skanska

For 2018, the Paris Solutions Campaign will focus on creating a collective action strategy, which will be publicly presented later this year.  The Campaign will act as a trailblazer to the Global Climate Action Summit being held in San Francisco from September 12-14, with an event to be held at the San Francisco Arup offices.

Join us – Action now is no longer optional, but imperative. We’re seeking partners who will join us in making truly catalyzing moves to reverse the impacts of climate change. To join the Campaign, please contact Shawn Hesse the ILFI’s Zero Energy Director, at shawn.hesse@living-future.org.

Written By

Brad Liljequist

Brad directs Zero Energy Program for the Institute. He is author of The Power of Zero: Learning From the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings.