AIA to Help #Architects Become #Sustainability Leaders

A recently published report aims to position architects as leaders in emerging sustainability trends. The Sustainable Leadership Opportunity Scan, written by Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, outlines steps for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to unlock opportunities for architects in the areas of energy, material selection, human health, and resilience. ----- Advertising ----- After conducting surveys and interviews with more than 40 different building-related organizations, Lazarus identified AIA’s 2030 energy goals and material selections based on life-cycle criteria as two core issues for architects. She also notes designing for improved health and resilience as two emerging issues. To better align AIA resources to support these areas of focus, the paper recommends developing a database to increase reporting on progress toward AIA’s 2030 net-zero goals and creating an ...

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