We would like to thank all of our Architecture 2030 supporters who have adopted and are implementing the targets of our 2030 Challenges. You have made a major impact in lowering U.S. energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Because of your work, Architecture 2030 was ranked #1 this year in organizational effectiveness on leadership and resource deployment by DesignIntelligence in their 2013 Sustainable Design and Leadership Survey of leading U.S. architecture and design firms.
According to the DI survey, firms committed to meeting the 2030 Challenge continued to rise in 2013:
And, as a further indication of the transformation underway in how we plan and design the built environment, Architecture School Deans weighed in:
|Percentage of architecture deans cited an increasing emphasis on “sustainable design” as one of the most significant changes in course offerings in the past five years.||Percentage of architecture deans cited “sustainability / climate change” as one of the biggest concerns in the design profession.|
The Building Sector could not have made these important advances without your continued support, actions, and encouragement. Together, we are accelerating a transformation of the built environment.