MARKET ONE, AN ADAPTIVELY REUSED HISTORIC BUILDING AND A 2021 COTE TOP TEN AWARD RECIPIENT, HAS HELPED CATALYZE REDEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

Zero-Carbon

Transform your practice to reach zero-carbon:

Buildings represent nearly 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions. We know that to reach the decarbonization targets set by the Paris Agreement, we must do more. From energy use to the materials specified, there are many opportunities for the architectural community to make a significant impact on reducing carbon across the industry. Join AIA’s commitment to carbon neutrality and explore the following initiatives, programs, and resources.

Help your firm reach zero

Each step of the design process is an opportunity to reduce carbon and drive value for your client. By engraining carbon neutrality into your firm’s goals, your project outcomes can embody the leading edge of sustainable and equitable practices. Use the following resources to work toward achieving a zero-carbon future.

Tackle embodied carbon

In order to meet decarbonization goals and veer away from the impending catastrophic impacts of climate change, architects must tackle embodied carbon. Embodied carbon refers to the greenhouse gas emissions associated with materials and construction processes over the entire life cycle of a building. By considering embodied carbon in their projects, architects can address the drastic emission reductions required for crucial climate action. Draw upon the following resources as you work toward reducing embodied carbon emissions within your practice.

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