AIA 2030 Commitment by the numbers

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UPCYLE IS A UNIQUE OFFICE BUILDING IN THE HISTORIC COMMUNITY OF EAST AUSTIN, TEXAS. IT IS A 2020 COTE TOP TEN AWARD RECIPIENT. GENSLER IS ALSO A 2030 SIGNATORY.

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 percent of US 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 2019, the 2030 Commitment participants reported energy savings equivalent to the carbon emissions that would be sequestered by 26.4 million acres of forest in one year.

Learn more about the impact 2030 Commitment firms are making in the 2019 By the Numbers report, now available for download.

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