Architecture 2030 is calling on all architects, engineers, planners, and individuals involved in the building sector worldwide to design all new projects, renovations, landscapes, cityscapes, and infrastructure to be zero carbon starting now.
The U.S. building sector has not increased its energy consumption since 2005 even though we have added over 50 billion square feet (4.7 billion square metres) to our building stock, and today CO2 emissions in the entire sector continue to decline and are down 30% from 2005 levels.
Buildings are the largest source of the world’s carbon emissions globally and account for approximately 40% of total emissions. When accounting for the embodied carbon of building interiors, systems and associated infrastructure, that percentage is substantially higher.
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.