We're a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.
The urban built environment is responsible for most of the world's fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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 ZERO Code is a national and international building energy standard for new building construction that integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with on-site and/or off-site renewable energy resulting in zero-net-carbon buildings.
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 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.
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.
Architecture 2030 and the CEDAAB have co-ordinated a commitment by 52 key Chinese and international architecture and planning firms to plan and design cities, towns, developments, and buildings in China to low carbon/carbon neutral standards.