Practicing ArchitectureKnowledge Communities
Architects are positioned to be leaders with regard to an expanded view of health, safety and welfare. As an Institute we must provide the access to knowledge, research, and professional collaborations that are critical to ensure our members become more informed and better prepared to lead. The AIA continues to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.
ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG): a series of publications designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999.
Writing the Green RFP
Ecological Literacy in Architecture Education Report
The AIA Podnet Series features interviews, discussions, and best practices by architects and other design professionals who are at the forefront of the profession.
Deep Energy Retrofits: An Emerging Opportunity, An Architect’s Guide to the Energy Retrofit Market is a co-publication between AIA and Rocky Mountain Institute. The guide serves to introduce architects to the concept of deep energy retrofits, inform them of the significant business opportunity deep energy retrofits represent, educate them on the deep energy retrofit process and the architect’s role in it, and familiarize them with the financial tools and incentives needed to participate in this promising market sector.
Free Download: AIA Contract Documents Releases Guide for Sustainable Projects
AIA Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment
Performance by Design
2030 Commitment: An AIA National initiative for firms to voluntarily make a pledge to advance the AIA’s 2030 goals. The purpose is to drive change in practice by focusing on the entire design portfolio rather than exemplary projects and asks for firms to track annual progress. Reporting tool debuted at the 2010 AIA National Convention.
AIA+2030 Professional Series: A successful, road-tested high performance design curriculum developed by AIA Seattle that AIA National has identified as feasible to expand at a national scale. Ten, 4-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 50% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings.
Local Leaders in Sustainability
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