Latest Thought Leadership

Read the latest insights from Architecture 2030 as we align the architectural, planning, and building community and political leaders around the urgency to achieve a 50-65% reduction in CO2 emissions from the built environment by 2030 and zero CO2 emissions by 2040.

1.5°C COP26 Communiqué

Building Industry Leaders to World Governments:
It’s time to Lead on Climate ...

If We Act Together Now, We Can Change the World!

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 Current 1.5°C Budget

According to the IPCC’s sixth assessment report, as of January 1, 2020, the remaining global carbon budget for a good probability (67% chance or better) of avoiding more than 1.5°C warming is 340-400 Gt CO2 (AR6 budget). ...

Accelerating the 2030 Challenge to 2021

Architecture 2030's namesake target year to achieve carbon-neutral buildings is now deemed too late by CEO and founder Edward Mazria and COO Vincent Martinez. ...

A U.S. Success Story

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. ...

Immediate Action Required: An Open Letter to the UNFCCC Secretariat

As the leader of the international entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030 calls on the UNFCCC Secretariat to provide updated accurate targets on its websites and in its communications of the emissions reductions and timelines necessary to achieve the 1.5˚C global warming threshold. ...