About the AIA 2030+ Professional Series


Climate Change is Real. Architects Have Solutions.
Credible scientists gave us 10 years to be on our way toward global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. With proper tools and training, architects can help make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030, a non-partisan, national non-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria, has issued the 2030 Challenge asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIA Columbus, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects,  has embraced the opportunities of this challenge and is taking tangible steps toward reaching the goal. One of those steps is creating the AIA+2030 Professional Series, a 10-part series of intermediate-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future. The AIA+2030 Professional Education Series has been approved by Architecture 2030 and by the national American Institute of Architects.

What makes this program unique?

AIA Columbus is looking forward to working with the design community and the public policymakers to take on the 2030 Challenge. For more information, contact AIA Columbus at (614) 469-1973 or visit the AIA Columbus website.