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Architecture 2030 accomplishes its mission through research and development of practical solutions, and dissemination of those solutions via networks, outreach, and targeted market engagement. The building sector is large and complex. Any transformative change requires the alignment of a variety of influential stakeholders with access to decision makers. Architecture 2030 has partnered with industry organizations, member-based NGO’s, academic institutions, city networks, and private sector leaders to advance the decarbonization of the built environment at scale.

To support the 2030 Challenge, AIA created the 2030 Commitment—a national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format—to provide a structure for tracking progress and help design firms meet the challenge. Over 400 A/E/P firms have adopted the 2030 Commitment and firms have been tracking and reporting projects since 2010, with over 2.6 billion sq ft of project work reported in 2015 alone.

UPDATE: Architecture 2030 is now accelerating the 2030 Challenge to 2021. Learn more here.

> Learn more about the AIA 2030 Commitment 

> Sign the AIA 2030 Commitment 

The China Exploration and Design Association – Architecture Branch (CEDAAB) and Architecture 2030, facilitated the the signing of the China Accord – a commitment to plan and design cities, towns, developments, and buildings in China to low carbon/carbon neutral standards. 62 key Chinese and international architecture and planning firms have signed the Accord.

> Learn more about the China Accord

Architecture 2030 and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have partnered to support the international architecture and building community in designing zero net carbon (ZNC) buildings worldwide.

> Learn more about the EDGE Zero Net Carbon certification

Architecture 2030 joins WorldGBC as the lead partner in a new project, Advancing Net Zero, to deliver net zero carbon building certification pathways worldwide.

> Learn more about Advancing Net Zero 

The Carbon Leadership Network (formerly the Embodied Carbon Network), run by the Carbon Leadership Forum, is a collective group of 5400 individuals from 2650 companies and organizations, spanning the construction industry from both the private sector and public sector. Network members span the globe from 45 US states and territories plus 79 countries and are committed to designing embodied and operational carbon out of new and renovated buildings to achieve a carbon neutral built environment by 2040.

> Learn more about the Embodied Carbon Network

Architecture 2030 and the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaboration hosted at the University of Washington, co-launched the Carbon Leadership Network (formally the Embodied Carbon Network) – a grassroots initiative that now includes over 5400 individuals from 2650 companies and organizations, spanning the construction industry from both the private sector and public sector. Network members span the globe from 45 US states and territories plus 79 countries.

> Learn more about the Carbon Leadership Forum

The 2030 Districts Network, founded by Architecture 2030 and now independent organization, has a membership of 18 high performance urban building districts across North America. 2030 Districts are led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

> Learn more about the 2030 Districts