Empowering the Building Sector


Architecture 2030 accomplishes its mission through research and development of practical solutions, and dissemination of those solutions via networks, outreach, and targeted market engagement. The building sector is large and complex. Any transformative change requires the alignment of a variety of influential stakeholders with access to decision makers. Architecture 2030 has partnered with industry organizations, member-based NGOs, academic institutions, city networks, and private sector leaders to advance the decarbonization of the built environment at scale.


Climate Positive Design’s mission is to provide a significant contribution to reversing global warming through the exterior built environment. Climate Positive Design is bringing people together to remove as much COfrom the atmosphere possible in the exterior built and natural environments. We provide thought leadership and develop tools, guidance and resources to make this collective impact possible.

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To support the 2030 Challenge, AIA created the 2030 Commitment—a national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format—to provide a structure for tracking progress and help design firms meet the challenge. Over 800 A/E/P firms have adopted the 2030 Commitment with over 3.3 billion sq ft of project work reported in 2019 alone.

UPDATE: Architecture 2030 is now accelerating the 2030 Challenge to 2021. Learn more here.

> Learn more about the AIA 2030 Commitment 

> Sign the AIA 2030 Commitment 

The China Exploration and Design Association – Architecture Branch (CEDAAB) and Architecture 2030, facilitated the the signing of the China Accord – a commitment to plan and design cities, towns, developments, and buildings in China to low carbon/carbon neutral standards. 62 key Chinese and international architecture and planning firms have signed the Accord.

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Architecture 2030 supports Advancing Net Zero, WorldGBC’s global programme working towards total sector decarbonisation. Working with Green Building Councils across the network to develop tools, programmes and resources to promote the urgency and achievability of net zero carbon buildings and build industry capacity to deliver them.

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The Carbon Leadership Network (formerly the Embodied Carbon Network), run by the Carbon Leadership Forum, is a collective group of 5,400 individuals from 2,650 companies and organizations, spanning the construction industry from both the private sector and public sector. Community members span the globe from 45 US states and territories plus 79 countries and are committed to designing embodied and operational carbon out of new and renovated buildings to achieve a carbon neutral built environment by 2040.

> Learn more about the Carbon Leadership Network

The 2030 Districts Network, founded by Architecture 2030 and now independent organization, has a membership of 23 high performance urban building districts comprising over 520 million square feet of commercial real estate across North America. 2030 Districts are led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

> Learn more about the 2030 Districts


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