Blueprint for Better campaign

With its “Blueprint for Better” campaign, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) highlights the need for architects to collaborate with their clients and communities as thought and action leaders. Every aspect of our built environment — and every way it impacts our comfort, health, cognition and natural environment — is the function of choice.

Whenever policymakers, institutions, building owners and the public must make a decision about the spaces where we live and work, architects can provide invaluable expertise and insight. Leading architects understand the interdependence of building components and collaborate with engineers early in the design of each project to define goals for sustainability, the occupant experience, and overall performance. This includes identifying mechanical systems that fit within a blueprint for a better future and complement initiatives like the 2030 Building Challenge.

“We participate in the 2030 Building Challenge and we continually seek better ways to build. As we design for decarbonization, we’re targeting energy reductions in our buildings so that they produce as much energy as they consume. Choosing  energy-efficient, electric-powered VRF systems almost allows us to future proof our decisions. Decentralizing systems and transporting thermal energy in fluid instead of air is the way of the future.”

— Channing Swanson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Neumann Monson Architects, Des Moines, Iowa

At Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, we’re committed to engineering Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and other innovative technologies to provide better options for architects who design superior built environments. Together, we can promote greater sustainability without sacrificing modernity and occupant comfort.

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