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The AIA 2030 Commitment is a growing national initiative that provides a consistent, national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format to help firms evaluate the impact design decisions have on an individual project's energy performance. The profession can’t meet radical building energy use reduction targets one project at a time and architects are embracing the challenge at hand by thinking differently about sustainable design. Will you join them?
This resource provides insight into deriving regional averages for applicable building types and provides U.S. Climate Zone zip code equivalents for nearly 100 international cities!
New! 2012 Report - Released Oct 2013
2011 Report - Released May 2012
2010 Report - Released May 2011
Environmental Building News | May 22, 2012 | View Article
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The full 2012 AIA 2030 Commitment report in now available. In addition this year, for the first time, data shared on energy use by specific project type and sizes enhances the report’s direct impact on future designs. It can serve as a valuable resource for all types and sizes of architecture practices.
Sustainable Action Plan
Alejandra Menchaca and Andrea Love discuss their process as they produced Payette's Sustainability Action Plan for the AIA 2030 Commitment.
2012 Reporting for the AIA 2030 Commitment
Thinking Sustainably Within the Practice of Architecture
Follow Mike Davis, FAIA as he document's Bergmeyer's efforts to implement the AIA 2030 Commitment. Read the latest entry, The AIA 2030 Commitment: Part of the Solution.
The AIA 2030 Commitment second year results are discussed in this segment of Architect Live from the expo floor of the 2012 AIA National Convention.
Check out this video from the AIA Central Coast and Mode Associates discussing the importance and value of the AIA 2030 Commitment!