The 2030 Challenges focus on energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the built environment – for individual buildings, districts and cities, and building products.
THE 2030 CHALLENGE
The 2030 Challenge offers a practical path to carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. Through its increasingly wide adoption, the 2030 Challenge is demonstrating how we can transform buildings from being the problem to being the solution. All our programs are geared to meeting or exceeding these targets.
THE 2030 CHALLENGE FOR PLANNING
Amplifying the original Challenge, the 2030 Challenge for Planning addresses energy reduction at the broader scale of districts and cities, expanding the building-by-building strategy. This Challenge adds reduction targets for water consumption and CO2 emissions from transportation, and provides property owners and stakeholders with the metrics to guide their actions.
THE 2030 CHALLENGE FOR EMBODIED CARBON
The embodied carbon from materials such as steel and cement, and from the manufacturing and transportation of products, are not reflected in buildings’ operational carbon emissions. The 2030 Challenge for Embodied Carbon addresses these emissions by setting reduction targets for embodied carbon and thereby allows architects to make informed decisions when specifying building materials.