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2017 AIA 2030 Commitment Results

The AIA recently published the highly anticipated 2017, 2030 By the Numbers report. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment program challenges designers to take responsibility for energy performance by measuring progress through the AIA’s Design Data Exchange. This tool helps measure the specific impact that design choices have on energy use. 

Interest across the industry has steadily increased. In 2017, 212 firms submitted projects. As of July 2018, 525 firms have signed the 2030 Commitment.* Since Guidon Design joined the commitment, our team has continued to integrate energy saving strategies and sustainable design elements into each project. The 2017 results reflect that effort. 

The data revealed that Guidon’s projects on average use less than half the energy of an existing building, save 24% more than Indiana’s energy code, and 10% more than federal performance building standards.*

We are thrilled at the progress we’ve made, but we remain focused on the long-term vision for the future – delivering carbon neutral buildings by 2030.

Even small advances in designing low to no-carbon buildings can produce a ripple effect of positive change that spans generations. 

Architecture and engineering firms can join us in this challenge – sign up for the 2030 Commitment here: https://architecture2030.org/2030_challenges/2030-challenge/

Guidon Design regularly meets with participating local firms to share ideas and effective reporting strategies.

For more information, contact Sustainability Director, Stewart Whitcomb at swhitcomb@guidondesign.com.

*Data from the “AIA 2030 By the Numbers” report.