Empower Yourself: The Complete AIA+2030 Online Series is Here

The much anticipated final course of the AIA+2030 Online Series has arrived on AIAU, marking the completion of this highly-rated professional education program.

Launching the AIA+2030 Online Series: Education to Meet the 2030 Challenge Targets

New Online Education Series is based on the successful in-person AIA+2030 Professional Series

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the first course in the new AIA+2030 Online Series, an educational program aimed at providing American Institute of Architects (AIA) members and other design professionals with the high-performance building knowledge necessary to meet the 2030 Challenge targets.

The AIA and Architecture 2030 co-production (in partnership with AIA Seattle) is sponsored by Autodesk and delivered through AIAU, the AIA’s online education portal. The ten one-hour courses of the Online Series are based on the highly successful AIA+2030 Professional Series that has been offered to over 30% of AIA’s membership in 27 markets throughout the United States and Canada.

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The AIA+2030 Online Series helps design professionals create buildings that meet the energy efficiency targets of the 2030 Challenge, offering strategies to reach a minimum of a 70% reduction in building energy consumption and fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions today, increasing to carbon neutral for new building designs by 2030.

These energy consumption reductions result in significant savings in energy costs, and the ability to design such high-performing buildings provides firms with capabilities that will set them apart in the marketplace.

“This is the first comprehensive program in the U.S. that educates the architectural profession in specific design and technology applications to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions,” said Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO.

“In order to make significant progress towards energy reduction targets, we’re acting to increase energy literacy within the profession,” said AIA EVP / CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA. “This series will help showcase the power that early conceptual analysis has to increase the ability of architects to build bottom-line value into their design projects.”

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25 AIA Chapters and organizations from across North America have currently offered the in­-person AIA+2030 Professional Series, which was created by the American Institute of Architects Seattle and Architecture 2030, with support from the City of Seattle and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

The AIA+2030 Online Series will have the potential to reach more than 80,000 professionals in geographically diverse regions in all 286 AIA Chapters worldwide, providing them with the knowledge needed to achieve the 2030 Challenge targets.

The second and third courses of the AIA+2030 Online Series will be released this fall, with the full series available by the end of 2016.

> AIA Members and Non-members can access the first course here.

The AIA+2030 Professional Series Goes National

A new website and a national rollout for the AIA+2030 Professional Series™

Architecture 2030 and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle have unveiled a nationwide program to prepare architects and designers for the new energy future.

The AIA+2030 Professional Series is coming to seven major AIA chapters across the country in 2011 in order to provide critical training for building design professionals on meeting the 2030 Challenge targets.

The program, which was developed by AIA Seattle and Architecture 2030 in partnership with BetterBricks and the City of Seattle, has already enjoyed enormous success in Seattle, with sold-out sessions in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, the series will be offered in Seattle again, along with Atlanta, Denver, Idaho, Houston, Portland, and Washington, D.C.


“Together we share a commitment to helping our members make a difference through good design. Nowhere is this more important than in the area of energy and greenhouse gas reduction.”
Lisa Richmond
Executive Director, AIA Seattle


The Series consists of 10, four-hour sessions taught by regional design professionals and educators, each exploring the various design strategies and technological applications needed to meet the 2030 Challenge targets and create environmentally resilient buildings. Professionals leave with practical information on designing next-generation buildings, which in turn provides firms with the skills needed to compete for federal, state, and local projects.


“The AIA+2030 Professional Series training is critical for architects and designers. Building Sector professionals need the tools to implement the 2030 Challenge targets because its coming and its coming fast.”
Edward Mazria
Founder and Executive Director, Architecture 2030


AIA Denver and AIA Portland will inaugurate the rollout, launching their series in January 2011. To learn more, visit www.aiaplus2030.org.

To learn how you can bring the AIA+2030 Professional Series to your local AIA chapter, contact Program Manager, Cassandra Delaune, at cdelaune@aiaseattle.org.


“One of the most significant and usable workshop programs I have seen so far for actually incorporating the specifics of Architecture 2030 into our work.”
AIA+2030 Professional Series Participant


Watch the AIA+2030 Professional Series testimonial video here.