Architecture 2030: Reducing the Built Environment’s Impact on Climate Change

Learn how adopting the 2030 Challenge enables more energy-efficient design with knowledge of specific initiatives for responsible urban transformation and innovation.


Every building has some degree of impact on the environment and climate change. A tenet of good design is minimizing that impact as much as possible. This session will explore how adopting the 2030 Challenge can enable you to create more energy-efficient designs.

Improve your firm's competitive edge:

  • Understand new market trends
  • Design buildings for clients that are high-performance and target net-zero energy
  • Participate in 2030 Districts to gain access to engaged building owners and managers
  • Collaborate to achieve responsible urban transformations

Learning objectives

•   Describe the built environment’s impact on the energy and climate crises and the currentprogress of the building sector in reducing these negative impacts through design.

•    Understand how to leverage current market trends to make the value and ethical propositionsof resource conversation and resiliency to peers and clients.

•    Empower resource efficient and resilient design through existing education programs andinnovative design resources.

•    Prompt leadership in responsible urban transformations through collaboration and partnershipwith building owners, community organizations, and local governments.

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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU
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  • RIBA


  • Vincent  Martinez

    Vincent Martinez

    Director of Research and Operations | Architecture 2030

    As Architecture 2030’s primary researcher for the past eight years, Mr. Martinez is responsible for...