EDUCATION

Architecture students today play a key role in shaping our future. Architecture 2030 is empowering the next generation of architects by empowering educators and providing resources and challenges that enable students to design carbon neutral built environments.

The 2030 Palette is a free online resource for the design of zero-net-carbon, adaptable, and resilient built environments world wide. The database contains sustainable strategies for all scales of design, from building scale to regional scale.

> Explore the 2030 Palette

Architecture 2030 teamed up with ACSA and AIA COTE to bring the 2017-2018 COTE Top Ten for Students design competition, theme INNOVATION 2030. This year focused on design and ideas related to energy and emissions, adaptability, and resiliency.

> Check out the competition and winning projects

The 2030 Curriculum Project was a two-year program that included 11 curricula in architecture and planning schools across the U.S. These courses expanded and fully integrated lessons in energy use, emissions, and resiliency into the widest possible range of projects and topic areas, and across all year levels. The curricula are publicly available.

> View the completed projects and curricula

The Carbon Smart Materials Palette is an immediately applicable high-impact pathway to embodied carbon reductions, providing attribute-based guidelines for designing low/no embodied carbon buildings and specifying low/no embodied carbon products.

> Launch the Carbon Smart Materials Palette

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. This 10-course series, available on AIAU, will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

> Access the AIA+2030 Online Series