• transforming sustainable design education:

    2030 Curriculum Project

    A call for proposals that fully integrate lessons in energy use, emissions, and resiliency into the widest range of architecture and urban planning classes and studios.

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  • education to meet the 2030 Challenge:

    AIA+2030 ONLINE SERIES

    New education program provides design professionals with the high-performance building knowledge necessary to meet the 2030 Challenge targets.

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  • high-performance urban districts:

    2030 Districts

    Unique private/public partnerships committed to reducing transportation emissions, and energy and water consumption, in cities across North America.

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  • a shared language:

    2030 Palette

    A platform of interconnected actions for the planning and design of sustainable, carbon neutral, and resilient built environments.

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  • new cities launch:

    2030 DISTRICTS EXPANDING

    Two new cities, San Antonio and Grand Rapids, recently joined the 2030 Districts movement, bringing to twelve the number of 2030 Districts across North America.

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We're a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.

Problem

Problem

The urban built environment is responsible for most of the world's fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Solution

Solution

Planning and designing collaborative efforts that pave the way to a sustainable and carbon neutral future 

Design

Design

Our programs and initiatives include design platforms, strategies and tools; benchmarks, targets and policies; and professional education and high-performance districts.

It's all about
Challenges...

We issued the 2030 Challenges as achievable energy and emissions reduction targets for new and old buildings, districts and cities, and building products.

... and
Opportunities

All our programs and initiatives help architects and organizations meet the 2030 Challenges, or expand the scope of the Challenges across the built environment.

Our Programs

implementing transformations

2030 Palette

2030 Palette

The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that sets out the principles and actions for designing low-carbon/carbon neutral resilient structures, communities and cities worldwide.

2030 Districts

2030 Districts

2030 Districts are urban high-performance building districts in cities across North America established by unique private/public partnerships committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transportation emissions.

AIA+2030

AIA+2030

The AIA+2030 online and in-person education series offer the very latest strategies and applications for high-performance building design to the architecture and building community across the US and in Canada.

Our Initiatives

identifying problems / designing solutions

Roadmap to Zero Emissions

Roadmap to Zero Emissions

The Roadmap to Zero Emissions is a flexible plan that sets out the emissions reduction targets necessary in the building sector worldwide to avert dangerous and irreversible climate change, including the actions and financing instruments needed to reach the targets. 

Achieving Zero

Achieving Zero

Achieving Zero is a roadmap for government entities to enact incremental actions over a fifteen-year timespan to phase out CO2 emissions in the built environment by mid-century.

Achieving 80 x 50

Achieving 80 x 50

A practical and powerful plan to ensure that New York City can reach its bold and necessary emissions reduction targets through transformation of the city's building stock.