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About 2030

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? 

Resources

 

 

2014 Reporting Tool
The tool was developed to be simple and easy to use by firms of all sizes and for a variety of building types. New functionality  includes a mixed-use calculator, separate reporting for interiors projects, additional building types, and year-to-year tracking for  internal firm use. 
   

AIA 2030 Coommitment Case Studies: Studying the Experiences of Participant Firms
The 2012 AIA/COTE Scholar, Megan Turner, developed firm case studies that identified patterns of successful implementation of the AIA 2030 Commitment. They also discuss the challenges encountered by firms through the stages of implementation and the unique ways in which firms have addressed and overcome them. Read the Full Report
   
  2030 Commitment Facts
Questions? Try the AIA 2030 Commitment Frequently Asked Questions document which addresses questions about the reporting  tool, reporting site, metrics, and more! 

   
 

Deriving Regional Averages & International Projects Resources

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! 


 







Deriving Regional Averages & International Projects Resource

 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! 

Deriving Regional Averages & International Projects Resource

 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! 

Deriving Regional Averages & International Projects Resource

 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! 

Publications & Articles 

Measuring Industry Progress Towards 2030  

New! 2012 Report - Released Oct 2013
2011 Report - Released May 2012  
2010 Report - Released May 2011

                 


Participation Grows in AIA's 2030 Commitment 

Environmental Building News | May 22, 2012 | View Article

AIA Report Outlines 2030 Commitment Progress 

Architectural Record | May 18, 2012 | View Article

2030 Events

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2030 Discussions

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    COTE Top 10 Green Buildings in Fast Company

    Posted in: 2030 Commitment

    Hello all - I wanted to share some great coverage that just went live on Fast Company's website. They put together a slideshow w/ ket design elements highlighted for each of the COTE Top 10 projects...

  • Premnath Sundharam

    Is thermal comfort a discussion during design?

    Posted in: 2030 Commitment

    One of the main reasons we build buildings is to keep its occupants comfortable. Most complaints in a building come from lack of thermal comfort. How often do architects discuss thermal comfort...

  • Premnath Sundharam

    Design sun shades for windows in 2 minutes

    Posted in: 2030 Commitment

    Lot of modeling programs give you the ability to design external shades for windows very quickly. However, it is critical to overlay ambient temperatures while designing sunshades, so you optimize...

Announcements

2012 Annual Report

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.

Videos and Blogs

The AIA 2030 Commitment: What We Need to Hear
Mike Davis, FAIA contemplates how he would write a sustainable State of the Union.


The AIA 2030 Commitment: Shedding Some Light
Follow up with Mike Davis, FAIA from Bergmeyer as he discusses sustainable practices in retail lighting.

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

Alejandra Menchaca and Andrea Love write about Payette's commitment to the environment and how can see their success in Payette's 2012 reporting for the AIA 2013 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.


  Architect Live

  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.


   AIA 2030 Commitment: Small Chapter Edition 

   Check out this video from the AIA Central Coast and Mode Associates discussing the  importance and value      of the AIA 2030 Commitment! 

 

Webinars & Podcasts


 Webinar: Annual Reporting for the 2030 Commitment

 This web seminar walks through how to use the reporting tool to track your project portfolio. Watch it Now! 

 


The AIA 2030 Commitment 

In this podcast taped at the 2010 AIA National Convention, Greg Mella of SmithGroupJJR discusses the AIA 2030 Commitment and how it is helping firms work toward meeting the ambitious goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. Listen Now!