Some architects are under the impression that the 2030 Commitment is only for large firms and that reporting is too difficult for small to medium-sized firms. To dispel that myth, this program will focus on two modest-sized firms that participate in the 2030 Commitment. Browning-Day is a medium-sized, regional firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Feldman Architecture is a small firm in San Francisco and one of the 19 firms that achieved a portfolio-wide reduction of 80% in 2022.
Join Daniel Overbey, AIA, Director of Sustainability at Browning Day and Ben Welty, Sustainability Manager at Feldman Architecture, as they discuss the AIA 2030 Commitment’s Design Data Exchange (DDx) and outline each firm’s lessons learned and best practices for setting project performance targets and subsequent portfolio-wide reporting for the DDx.
The AIA 2030 Commitment is a commitment for firms to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. These reductions help better our environment and the planet, and also help change firm and practice culture to be aware of their impact on the environment and people who live in it. Encouraging small and medium sized firms to sign the commitment can lead to cultural changes and promote the health, safety and welfare of the environment and the public due to carbon reductions through higher performing buildings.