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The 2030 Challenge: Goals, Design Processes and Panel Discussion

September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

The design process is an important element in the creation of next-generation buildings that meet the 2030 Challenge targets. Explore the design processes to produce high-performance and carbon neutral buildings, including the Integrative Design Process (IDP). Then, hear collaborative strategies that can achieve low energy outcomes, and how these strategies can be used as a roadmap throughout the design process. In particular, we will examine defining core, early design decisions such as building form and orientation.

After that, join an interactive discussion about what can often be the biggest challenge making the business case for climate responsive design with your clients.

(The course will include a mid-session break)

Earn 2.5 AIA LU | HSW

Register online.


Edward Mazria, FAIA, FRAIC | Architecture 2030, Founder/CEO

Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C | MALeco, LLC, Principal

Rand Ekman AIA, LEED Fellow | CannonDesign, Director of Sustainability

Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C | Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Principal

Kim Shinn, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, BEMP | TLC Engineering for Architecture, Principal, Senior Sustainability Wizard

Kirk Teske, FAIA, LEED Fellow| HKS Architecture, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer


Tate Walker, |OPN Architects, AIA 2030 Commitment Chair

Anica Landreneau, Assoc. AIA |  HOK, Director of Sustainable Design,

Don Kranbuehl, FAIA |Clark Nexsen, Principal, Chair of the AIANC Triangle COTE

David Peabody, FAIA | Peabody Architects, Principal

Manoj Dalaya, FAIA | KGD Architecture, Principal

Moderated by: D. Matthew Alexander, AIA | KGD Architecture, Senior Associate, Chair AIAVA COTE Program


September 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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