Resources Practice guides & tools AIA Framework for Design Excellence Understand the ten important measures you need to set meaningful project goals and targets for climate action. Architect’s Primer on Renewable Energy Meet your client's goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid with this starter guide. Deep Energy Retrofits RFP Guide Find proven best practice language to use during the RFP process to get the most value out of a deep retrofit. Architect’s Guide to Building Performance Optimize building performance beyond energy by integrating simulation into your design process. Guides for Equitable Practice These guides are a vital part of AIA’s long-term commitment to lead efforts that ensure the profession of architecture is as diverse as the nation we serve. Embodied Carbon Toolkit Provides an overview and the necessary steps to reduce embodied carbon in your projects. Healthier Materials Protocol Get a stepwise method for setting healthy materials goals and criteria definitions, product selection, tracking, and specification. Renovate, Retrofit, Reuse Uncover tremendous opportunities in existing building stock including energy efficiency and social and economic benefits. Guide to Engaging With Civic Leaders Position yourself as a trusted advisor to civic leaders at local, state, and federal levels. Design for Adaptability, Deconstruction, & Reuse Design buildings that last with this practice guide packed with strategies, case studies, and pitfalls to avoid. AIA Climate Action Plan Explore AIA’s multistep plan to establish actionable steps and provide architects with tools and resources to achieve zero carbon. COTE® Super Spreadsheet Calculate and evaluate project performance metrics and benchmarking easily with this downloadable tool. 2030 by the Numbers See the progress architects and firms made toward a carbon-neutral future in 2019 through the AIA 2030 Commitment. TEOP for Architects: How to Drive High-Performance Office Fit-outs Explore the 10-step process architects and clients are using to create energy-efficient leased spaces. Talking points Climate Action Message Book Learn how to communicate the value of sustainable, resilient design with clients, stakeholders, and civic leaders. How Architects Can Improve America’s Infrastructure This is a pivotal moment for our nation’s infrastructure, and one group of experts can help us rebuild to succeed: Architects. How to Talk to Clients About Materials Transparency Discover practical tips that can help you talk to clients about materials transparency and selecting better materials. The ROI of High Performance Design Use these talking points in your conversations with clients, potential clients, civic leaders and others to make the case about the value of sustainable design. Courses & certificate programs Embodied Carbon 101 series Capture embodied carbon in your design projects with AIAU’s new 12-course series. Materials Certificate Program Learn how to make the best product decisions for projects, people, and the environment. Resilience & Adaptation Certificate Integrate resilience into your practice including mitigating risk and adapting to changing conditions. AIA+2030 Certificate Meet the 2030 goals through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and renewable energy resources. AIAU Courses Master new skills in sustainable design with individual courses by leading architects and firms. Reports Energy Transparency Leverage the shifting energy landscape to improve building performance and build better client relationships. Materials Transparency & Risk Understand how to engage with legal and practice questions about materials and product contents.