We're a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.
Our programs and initiatives include design platforms, strategies and tools; benchmarks, targets and policies; and professional education and high-performance districts.
Planning and designing collaborative efforts that pave the way to a sustainable and carbon neutral future
We issued the 2030 Challenges as achievable energy and emissions reduction targets for new and old buildings, districts and cities, and building products.
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 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.
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.
identifying problems / designing solutions
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.
The Urban Climate Initiative provides the framework for government entities to put in place incremental building sector actions to be taken over a fifteen-year timespan that will ensure phasing out CO2 emissions in the built environment by mid-century.
Beginning with just one meter of sea level rise, the United States would be physically under siege, with calamitous and destabilizing consequences. Nation Under Siege looks at the impact of a sea level rise of 1-2m on US coastal communities.