About The AIAPrograms & Initiatives
The AIA 2030 Commitment is a voluntary program for AIA member firms and other entities in the built environment. It asks these organizations to make a pledge, develop multi-year action plans, and implement steps that can advance AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030.
As architects, we understand the need to exercise leadership in our role in creating the built environment. Consequently, we believe we must alter our profession’s actions and encourage our clients and the entire design and construction industry to join with us to change the course of the planet’s future. Altering current practices of design and construction to realize significant reductions in the use of natural resources, non-renewable energy sources, and waste production and promote regeneration of natural resources will require a multiple-year effort.
Therefore, we commit to the following steps in recognition of the AIA 2030 Commitment:
1. Within two months of the commitment date, establish a team or leader to guide the development and implementation of the firm’s plan
2. Within six months of signing the commitment, the firm will implement a minimum of four operational action items from the list provided. These actions will be undertaken while the long-term sustainability plan is in development
3. Within one year of signing the commitment, the firm will develop a sustainability action plan that will demonstrate success toward the AIA’s 2030 goals.
4. Make the sustainability action plan and annual progress reports available publicly by providing them to the AIA for posting on the website and subsequent dissemination