AIA 2030 Commitment by the numbers

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The image above shows the cover of the report and a spread of pages 10 and 11, which emphasize the need to energy model projects early and often.

The image above shows the cover of the report and a spread of pages 10 and 11, which emphasize the need to energy model projects early and often.

The drumbeat of news about effects related to a changing climate—and the resulting loss of life and property—refuses to stop. The 2018 IPCC report clearly communicates the urgency to take substantial steps towards reducing our energy consumption and combating climate change—for our well-being and that of our environment.

With 40% of U.S. energy consumed by buildings, architects play a key role in making significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The AIA 2030 Commitment program offers architects a way to publicly show their dedication and track progress toward a carbon-neutral future. Since 2009, participants in the Commitment have reported the performance of their firm portfolios over each calendar year. The data, collected via the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), includes building type, area, baseline energy performance, and predicted energy performance.

Firms who have joined the 2030 Commitment are already putting in the work. In 2020, the 2030 Commitment participants reported energy savings equivalent to carbon emissions that would be sequestered by more than 42.3 million acres of forest in one year.  

Learn more about the impact 2030 Commitment firms are making in the 2020 By the Numbers report, now available for download.

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The image above shows the cover of the report and a spread of pages 10 and 11, which emphasize the need to energy model projects early and often.