WHY THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT?

The built environment generates 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. Of those total emissions, building operations are responsible for 27% annually, while building and infrastructure materials and construction (typically referred to as embodied carbon) are responsible for an additional 13% annually.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Architecture 2030’s key strength is its grounding in and connection to the building industry. We provide cutting edge thought leadership as we align the architectural, planning, and building community and political leaders around the urgency of achieving zero emissions by 2040.

ACTIONS FOR ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS

Achieving a zero carbon built environment requires actions in existing buildings, new buildings, and embodied carbon.

EMPOWERING THE BUILDING SECTOR

For almost two decades, with modest resources, Architecture 2030 has achieved impressive shifts in outlook and practice within the U.S. and global building sectors. We create the initiatives necessary to empower designers, policymakers, and educators to facilitate systemic change and achieve a zero carbon built environment.