The 2030 Commitment

Are you up for the challenge?

The mission of the AIA 2030 Commitment is to support the 2030 Challenge and transform the practice of architecture in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, project based, and data-driven. By prioritizing energy performance, participating firms can more easily work toward carbon neutral buildings, developments and major renovations by 2030.

Joining the 2030 Commitment gives you access to the Design Data Exchange (DDx), a national framework created by AIA with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format for measuring progress. The confidential, easy-to-use DDx lets you pinpoint best practices and anonymously compare project performance in your firm and beyond. The research tool allows you to compare projects of similar type, size, climate, and a host of other attributes across the 2030 portfolio.

Through the 2030 Commitment, you can elevate your practice, save clients money, and combat the effects of global climate change. Explore the resources and articles below to navigate the program.


Five tips for meeting the 2030 Commitment

Take steps towards meeting the 2030 Commitment targets

Joining the 2030 Commitment: What to expect

Sign the 2030 Commitment Letter

Take measurable steps towards climate action.

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2030 Directory

Find 2030 Commitment signatory firms. Search by name, location, and years reported.

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New Design Data Exchange streamlines reporting

Designed in close coordination with current DDx users, the new and improved platform will streamline workflows and save time when reporting on projects.


AIA 2030 Commitment by the numbers

An overview of the progress that projects and firms are making towards greater energy efficiency and the profession's 2030 targets.


Architect’s Guide to Building Performance

The best way to improve performance and know how your building will perform is through energy modeling early and often. The new Architect’s Guide to Building Performance helps architects better integrate building performance simulation into their design process.


Reach peak performance by embracing your inner engineer

To design for optimal energy efficiency, architects must embrace early collaboration with engineers and energy modelers.

2030 on AIAU

Explore classes that help you reach the 2030 Commitment goals and complete your continuing education hours!

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Issue Brief

Leveraging Energy Transparency

The move towards data transparency and disclosure includes the building industry, specifically in regard to their energy use. This brief gives an overview of the energy transparency movement, the opportunity it presents, and strategies for architects to improve building performance.

TEOP for Architects

The new TEOP for Architects guide introduces how architects can use the Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) process to ensure they are harnessing the energy-conservation potential of existing buildings, saving clients money, and remaining at the forefront of sustainable design.

How To

Creating a Sustainability Action Plan that works!

This guide was created to help you develop—and ultimately implement—a Sustainability Action Plan, regardless of whether your firm is new to sustainability concepts or has decades of experience.

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