BUILDING ENGINEERING & SCIENCES

BUILDING ENGINEERING & SCIENCES

WILLOUGHBY ENGINEERING

WILLOUGHBY ENGINEERING LLC  (C) 2013  

THE AIA 2030 COMMITMENT

 

Willoughby Engineering has officially signed the AIA 2030 Commitment!

 

What is the 2030 Commitment?

 

The AIA 2030 Commitment is a growing national initiative with a goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2030.  To achieve this goal, the AIA created a consistent, national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format to help firms evaluate the impact design decision have on an individual project’s energy performance.

 

Why are we joining?

 

The places where we work, live, and play are the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions both in America and around the world.  The design and construction industry needs leaders committed to high-performance buildings and sustainability practices that reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions and promote the regeneration of natural resources. Willoughby Engineering seeks to be such a leader.

 

We strongly agree with the AIA’s philosophy when it comes to radical building energy use reduction: in order to meet the energy reduction goals of 2030, we have to apply the principle of sustainable design to every project from its inception and early-design through project completion and ongoing building operations.  Additionally, we recognize the critical need for more consistent and rigorous metrics to evaluate actual building performance.

 

How does it work?

 

In joining the 2030 Commitment, we are pledging to implement several operational action items that will reduce our firm’s carbon footprint in the short-term as we develop a long-range sustainability action plan. We’ll also be submitting an annual report to the AIA that measures our firm’s design portfolio progress towards meeting the 2030 goals.

 

We look forward to working with the AIA and our industry colleagues in embracing the challenge of the 2030 Commitment.