The American Institute of Architects (AIA) now welcomes developers and owners to join its 2030 Commitment with the goal of creating carbon neutral buildings, developments, and major renovations by 2030.
National Community Renaissance (National CORE), a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, is the first developer to sign the AIA 2030 Commitment. “We look forward to accelerating progress toward our net-zero goals in partnership with National CORE and other real estate leaders in the future,” said AIA executive vice president and chief executive officer Robert Ivy, FAIA.
National CORE will work with their design teams to report energy performance data for their full portfolio of housing communities. “If we can meet the 2030 Commitment goals in our affordable housing communities, so can any owner-developer,” said Steve PonTell, president and CEO of National CORE.
AIA’s 2030 Commitment provides architects, engineers—and now developers and owners—with the tools and resources necessary to change how communities design and develop with the goal of combating the effects of climate change. In June 2018, engineers were invited to participate in the 2030 Commitment.