Advocates speak out

Sarah Curry, Assoc. AIA
“Solve the climate crisis any way that you can.”
Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA
“It’s not just about green buildings. It's also about green communities.”
Natasha Espada, AIA
“It’s vital for architects to be speaking about climate change. We need to be part of the solution and also come at the forefront of it.”

Top stories

Architecture’s Carbon Problem
Architects create about 40 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, but they can also help to solve the climate crisis.
Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design
Climate change affects us all, but doesn’t impact us all equally. This article is part of a new series, Building Equity, that explores how architects are working with communities and civic
Why We Need a ZERO Code Now
To reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, architects are looking beyond their own projects to make a greater difference in a new way—with building codes. By 2060, the world is projected
Renovating Buildings to Protect the Climate and Rejuvenate Communities
Buildings often create two problems. They contribute nearly 40 percent of the world’s fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), speeding global warming. And, historically, they have contributed to systemic racism

Featured resources

AIA Climate Action Plan
Explore AIA’s multistep plan to establish actionable steps and provide architects with tools and resources to achieve zero carbon.
AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Understand the ten important measures you need to set meaningful project goals and targets for climate action.
2030 by the Numbers
See the progress architects and firms made toward a carbon-neutral future in 2019 through the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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