COP27 - Exemplary climate action projects
AIA’s commitment to the United Nations COP meetings is profound and ongoing. Our presence in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27 (November 6-18, 2022) is significant as we work alongside policymakers, industry leaders, financiers, scientists, and others to create actions that are planet-centered for the positive impact of every community around the world.
AIA’s is focused on three messages:
- Communicating External Benefits and Long-Term Value of Design
- Research and Investment
- Building Energy Use Codes and Performance Standards
AIA members submitted these project examples to illustrate these core messages and articulate how architects are influential in creating solutions to this existential crisis.
Dyson Global HQ, St. James Power Station, Singapore
The Dyson Global HQ project at St. James Power Station in Singapore uses multiple best practice metrics and performance standards to contribute to climate action. The project is designed to exceed the International WELL Building Standard Platinum Certification.
University Centre, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya
University Centre, Aga Khan University
Rwanda Institute of Conservation Agriculture
MASS partnered with The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) from conception to completion of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA)—a campus that comb
HSBC Bank Building Egypt
As the first LEED project in the Middle East and the entire continent of Africa, the HSBC Bank GSC has been a central feature of the Giza Smart Village development and a leading model for environmental sustainability. The
George Washington University Thurston Hall Renovation, Washington, D.C.
As the largest first-year residence hall at The George Washington University (GW), Thurston Hall is the first impression for many students at GW. Its role in providing a high-quality living-learning experience is critical in creating a sense of identity and community for GW's Foggy Bottom campus. Before the renovation, the building was dark and crowded, with little communal space, fresh air, or daylight.