Making the 2030 Commitment Work for Your Small Firm

Discover the benefits of being part of the 2030 Commitment as a small firm and how you can elevate and transform your practice through the program.


The built environment accounts for 40% of carbon emissions in the United States, meaning that architect and firms have a huge opportunity and responsibility to be part of in climate action. The 2030 Commitment was created a decade ago as a resource and tracking tool for firms to track their project performance and improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. But not all firms are the same, and there are a unique set of challenges and benefits for small firms. Whether or not you have joined the 2030 Commitment, this course will provide the benefits of being part of the 2030 Commitment as a small firm, tips for how you can elevate your practice through the program, and insight into how small firms across the country are using the 2030 Commitment to transform their practice.

This session is part of the AIA National Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Member-Group Sustainability Discussion.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to confidently join the 2030 Commitment, knowing the expectations and resources available to them.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities related to joining the 2030 Commitment as a small firm.
  • Rethink firm processes and systems to include the 2030 Commitment in a way that works for their small firm.
  • Embrace best practices and strategies utilized by other small firms to reach the 2030 Commitment.


This session was recorded live on November 5, 2020.

This course is part of a series

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 $50  non-member
 $35  member
1.50 LUs
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