CRAN Virtual Seminar Series: AIA's 2030 Commitment - Are You Up for the Challenge?

When:  Nov 4, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

CRAN Virtual Seminar Series: AIA's 2030 Commitment - Are You Up for the Challenge? 

Course Description

This presentation will go over the AIA’s 2030 Commitment program and why it is important for the profession. If your firm has not signed onto the Commitment, this webinar will provide you with a thorough understanding of the program’s goals, what is required to sign on, and debunk several misconceptions about the Commitment. Additionally, several case studies will be presented to show how the goals can be achieved at differing project types, sizes, and locations.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the 2030 Commitment program, its objectives, and its requirements.
  2. Attendees will understand why energy modeling, done early and often, is key to meeting the program's energy reduction goals.
  3. Attendees will be shown where the 2030 Commitment currently is in terms of key program metrics.
  4. Attendees will review a series of case study example projects at differing scales to show how the program positively impacts design performance.


Nate Kipnis, FAIA, LEED ND+C, Principal, Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP)

Nathan Kipnis is a fellow of the AIA and principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP), based in Evanston, IL and Boulder, CO.  KAP was recently named one of the top 25 environmental architectural firms in the US.  He was awarded the 2019 Emerald Award from the Illinois Green Alliance.  Mr. Kipnis was a founding member of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Working Group in 2009, and recently completed a two-year term as the group’s national co-chair.  He also serves on the AIA’s Sustainable Leadership Group. Additionally, he was a design and technology consultant for the 2017 ‘House by Northwestern’ Solar Decathlon entry.  

Mr. Kipnis is also the founder of NextHaus Alliance, a new, premium design/build concept to provide ‘net zero’ sustainable, resilient, and healthy homes.  Mr. Kipnis received his Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Energy Conscious Design from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been strongly focused on energy efficient architectural design since entering college and designed his first solar home in Boulder in 1983 when he was 21 years old.