Becoming a 2030 signatory is a commitment to addressing one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century and becoming a leader in fighting climate change.
According to AIA surveys, 2030 signatories are more likely to value energy efficiency and to use energy modeling than other architects. We are also more likely than their peers to place importance on climate change adaptation and mitigation, embodied carbon, and social equity.
While the end goal of the 2030 Commitment is to achieve carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030, the program focuses on energy efficiency and reduction of fossil fuel energy use as a proxy for carbon emissions today.
The 2030 Commitment prioritizes predicted energy use intensity (pEUI) instead of carbon emissions because passive design and energy use reduction is the most fundamental approach that architects can take to reach carbon neutrality.
For more information and resources, visit aia.org/2030commitment.