The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.
BACKGROUND: In June 2018, then-AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA commissioned the AIA Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) on Codes & Standards to compose a report to address policy changes needed to better align with AIA's 2030 Commitment to sustainable design. This report would outline many objectives for architects to embrace to help transform the practice of architecture in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, data-driven, and sustainable. After a year of discussion, debate, review, editing, and feedback, the BRP published the aspirational report "Disruption, Evolution, and Change: AIA's Vision of the Future of Design and Construction" (http://bit.ly/2Kp9c0u). The report offers a plan for how the AIA can best position itself and its members for the future of use and application of codes and standards. This report reflects not only the BRP's thoughts but includes active input from AIA legal and contract documents experts, knowledge leaders, and government affairs experts. The initiatives outlined are many & the effort will be far-reaching by recommending that AIA membership engage AIA's strategic partners & other related industry groups to embrace these recommended changes. A 2nd session will be held Nov. 6 (2:00pm ET): http://bit.ly/2KN3dl6