AIA strives to work globally to help reduce operational and embodied greenhouse gas production with passive design techniques, employ energy efficiency measures, adapt existing buildings, and specify low-impact building materials that increase human health and productivity while withstanding the effects of a changing climate. The AIA 2030 Commitment is one of AIA’s mission to support the 2030 Challenge and transform the practice of architecture in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, project based, and data-driven. By prioritizing energy performance, participating firms can more easily work toward carbon neutral buildings, developments and major renovations by 2030.
In ARCHITECT’s December 2019 magazine, they provided a list of firms who “met the AIA 2030 Commitment’s most important target – 70% pEUI savings across their entire portfolio” pp. 75. Out of the firms listed, two of them are from the AIA East Bay chapter: Arkin Tilt Architects and Pyatok Architecture + Urban Design. Thank you and congratulations to all the firms who prioritize and support effective actions to exponentially decelerate the production of greenhouse gases contributing to climate change!