Building Performance

The AIA 2030 Commitment – Building Performance

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Practice resources for high performance building design.

The Commitment

The AIA 2030 Commitment is a growing national initiative that provides a consistent, national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format to help firms evaluate the impact design decisions have on an individual project’s energy performance. To truly rise to meet the energy reduction goals of 2030, we have to apply the principles of sustainable design to every project from its inception and early design through project completion and ongoing building operations–not just those projects where our clients wish to pursue third party green building certification. The profession can’t meet radical building energy use reduction targets one project at a time and architects are embracing the challenge at hand by thinking differently about sustainable design.

2030 Commitment FAQ
Questions? Try the AIA 2030 Commitment Frequently Asked Questions document which addresses questions about the reporting tool, reporting site, metrics, and more!

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AIA 2030 Commitment is now on KnowledgeNet! 

Check out the new AIA 2030 Commitment KnowledgeNet site for posted webinars, podcast, discussion boards, blogs, resources, and more!

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Deriving Regional Averages & International Projects Resource

This resource provides insight into deriving regional averages for applicable building types and provides U.S. Climate Zone zip code equivalents for nearly 100 international cities!

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Climate Zone Equivalent US Zip Code Calculator:

This tool may be used to establish a climate zone equivalent US zip code. Though equivalent US zip codes do not exist for all international locations, this will be a helpful method for many international projects, with use types included in Target Finder.

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2030 Pallette:

The 2030 Palette is a free interactive online platform that puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners and designers worldwide.

Architecture 2030 has developed this free online tool as a powerful catalyst for driving broad implementation of the2030 Challenge and more – ensuring that our buildings and communities consume fewer fossil fuels, complement and preserve sensitive ecosystems, access site renewable energy resources, and successfully adapt to climatic changes.

Registration is easy, and always free. To get started, simply click here.

AIA 2030 Commitment Case Studies: Studying the Experiences of Participant Firms

The 2012 AIA/COTE Scholar, Megan Turner, developed firm case studies that identified patterns of successful implementation of the AIA 2030 Commitment. They also discuss the challenges encountered by firms through the stages of implementation and the unique ways in which firms have addressed and overcome them.

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Webinar: Annual Reporting for the 2030 Commitment

This web seminar walks through how to use the reporting tool to track your project portfolio.  Watch it Now!

AIA 2030 Commitment: Small Chapter Edition

Check out this video from the AIA Central Coast and Mode Associates discussing the importance and value of the AIA 2030 Commitment! 
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Architect Live

The AIA 2030 Commitment second year results are discussed in this segment of Architect Live from the expo floor of the 2012 AIA National Convention. Watch the Clip!