Architects have a crucial role in responding to climate change. One way many firms have taken action is by signing on to the AIA 2030 Commitment, a free voluntary program and tool to empower architects to demonstrate progress towards a carbon-neutral future.
Two experienced practitioners and members of the AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group will share an overview of the Commitment, sharing best practices and discussing some recent findings from the AIA “By The Numbers” report. They will also provide a glimpse of how a selected group of firms in the Bay Area reported last year.
This session will offer time for participants to pose questions or share experiences with the Commitment. The March 31 reporting deadline is around the corner; whether your firm is committed or commitment-curious, all are encouraged to attend and elevate the conversation.
- Communicate the value of tracking energy metrics in practice, including reduction in energy consumption in architectural design.
- Utilize the 2030 framework to translate your sustainability values and aspirations into a comprehensive approach for transforming your practice and portfolio.
- See examples of how other firms are leveraging data and learn how to apply this to your practice.
- Discover how to use energy modeling, data, and trends to identify best practices and areas of improvement to drive improved energy performance.
About the Speakers
Gwen Fuertes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an Associate at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in San Francisco and co-chair of the AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group. As an architect and building scientist, she leads LMS’s efforts on the 2030 Commitment, building performance analysis, post-occupancy evaluations and low-carbon design. She is a member of the LEED Technical Committee and is a lecturer at CCA and UC Berkeley.
Amy Leedham, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP is a Senior Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten in San Francisco and has been a member of the AIA COTE 2030 Commitment Working Group for five years. Amy’s dedication to tracking energy and carbon use in buildings comes from the fundamental belief that in order to reduce and change something, we must measure and monitor it. This simple ethos drives much of her work on a wide range of sustainability issues from daylight optimization to embodied carbon and everything in between. In her role as the 2030 commitment administrator at Atelier Ten - and at her previous firm; ehdd – Amy has tracked and submitted hundreds of projects and has used this experience to help refine the program.
Image Credit: AIA 2030 Commitment, “By The Numbers” Report