This blog records the progress of a Boston architectural firm (Bergmeyer) as we signed the AIA 2030 Commitment in June 2011 and have worked to improve our compliance reporting metrics each year. It is written so that our experiences can be shared and – hopefully – other firms will be inspired to join this very important initiative. To sign up, the home page and links to the AIA’s annual 2030 Commitment reports can be found here:


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  1. Steve K says:

    Mike – we at AIA Chicago have been reading and noting your throughts. We are also going to include a link to your blog (with your permission) on our AIA Chicago website pages pertaining to the 2030 Commitment. I hope you don’t mind!? Also note, we have two years of data on Chicago area firms and how we measure up as a group. Have you all out there thought of doing this as of yet? It makes comparing numbers that much more interesting!
    Steve Kismohr, AIA

  2. Elizabeth Unruh says:

    Thank you for your commitment to posting on this topic. AIA Charlotte (NC) has recently ramped-up education on The Challenge, and those of us who accepted several years ago are getting re-energized.

    From your experience, can you suggest resources (websites, webinars, articles, books, etc.) that highlight projects with elevated design ideas in addition to efficient systems? A colleague and I are working to collect sources of design inspiration for sustainability, but most of the project case studies we find focus on MEP systems almost exclusively. We aim to converse with our engineers as early in the process as possible, but in order to meet The Challenge our design must take a giant leap forward as well. We want to design efficiently from the concept on, and then use systems to take the projects even further. This will require more than sun shades and light shelves, though, and so we are on the hunt for precedents and leading designers.

    Thank you in advance for your insight. Please keep the posts coming. I particularly liked the one about Vanderweil Engineers. I’ll be forwarding her blog post to our engineers!

    Kind Regards,
    Elizabeth Unruh, Associate AIA

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