ABOUT US

Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established in 2002 in response to the ongoing climate emergency.

Our Mission

Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major emitter of greenhouse gases to a central solution to the climate crisis. For nearly two decades, we’ve provided the leadership and designed the actions needed to achieve the CO2 emissions reductions for a high probability of limiting planetary warming to 1.5°C. Our action plan has two primary objectives:

  • Achieve a dramatic reduction in the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the built environment by 2030, and a complete phase-out of fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2040; and,
  • Advance the development of sustainable, resilient, equitable, and zero-carbon buildings communities and cities.

We empower the building and industrial sectors to achieve these goals through: Design & Planning, Education, Policy, and Collaboration

Building on nearly two decades of success, we’re responding to the urgency of this moment with a range of initiatives to catalyze action and accelerate results. These feature a whole-sector approach to the built environment, including a focus on embodied carbon and materials, local government codes and policies that rapidly scale solutions, “how-to” conferences, and major international sector actions and collaborations.

In the course of transforming the built environment, significant market opportunities will emerge and help to drive this urgent transition. Our research illustrates that low- to no-carbon techniques and applications can be implemented at no incremental cost, as the evolving regulatory environment increasingly mandates their adoption.

The stakeholders leading in climate action now will be best positioned to capitalize on and lead the transition.