The 2030 Challenge can be met by following these steps:
- Establish an EUI baseline and target using the Zero Tool.
- Apply low/no cost passive design strategies to achieve maximum energy efficiency. Visit out the 2030 Palette for ideas.
- Integrate energy efficient technology and systems.
- Incorporate on-site and/or off-site renewable energy to meet the remaining energy demands.*
- Engage in iterative energy modeling throughout the entire design process to understand the interactive effects of various design decisions and to assess progress towards meeting the EUI target.
The 2030 Commitment
To support the 2030 Challenge, the American Institute of Architects created the 2030 Commitment Program, aimed at transforming the practice of architecture to respond to the climate crisis in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, project-based, and data-driven. Over 400 A/E/P firms have adopted the 2030 Commitment, and firms from all over the country have been tracking and reporting projects since 2010, with over 2.7 billion ft2 of project work reported in 2016 alone.
Join the 2030 Commitment today and become part of a growing network of designers striving to meet the 2030 Challenge targets. Commitment signatories gain access to a host of online tools, educational resources, and mentorship opportunities to support success.
The AIA+2030 Series
The AIA+2030 Online Series is an educational program aimed at providing design professionals with the high-performance building knowledge necessary to meet the 2030 Challenge targets. Sponsored by Autodesk and delivered through AIAU, the AIA’s online education portal, the highly-rated Online Series is based on the successful AIA+2030 Professional Series that has been offered to over 30% of AIA’s membership in 25 markets throughout the United States.
New 2030 Commitment Signatories get the first course of the AIA+2030 Online Series for free, so join today!