Approximately 75% of all firms within the AIA are small firms (10 employees or less), which equates to 14,288 small firms within the organization.
~25% = sole practitioners = 4,750
~35% = 1-5 employees = 6,650
~15% = 5-10 employees = 2,850We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.
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In the built environment world, it is no secret how important policy and codes are. In recent years, so many groups have been working to create pathways for policies, standards, and codes that will help use move to zero emissions (and the drawdown that we need).
The Carbon Leadership Forum, for example, has created a valuable Policy Toolkit, which is ideal for citizens in any field who are trying to help their communities step toward policy frameworks that support climate action, health, and equity.