Architects, engineers, designers, and AIA 2030 Commitment signatories can use the Zero Tool to establish design project baselines and targets.
The AIA 2030 Commitment was developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in response to Architecture 2030’s 2030 Challenge. Over 350 AIA member firms have signed on to the Commitment, pledging to target 2030 Challenge goals in all of their design projects and report their progress annually to the AIA.
2030 Commitment signatories (and other 2030 Challenge adopters) can demonstrate that projects meet 2030 Challenge targets through the Zero Tool and have that performance third party verified by submitting post-occupancy building data from the Zero Tool to ILFI’s Reveal Label program
The Zero Tool – an Architecture 2030 project – was developed for building sector professionals to establish energy reduction baselines and targets, compare a building’s energy performance with similar buildings and to codes, and understand how a building achieved its current energy performance.
Architecture 2030, in offering the Zero Tool, accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the baseline and target data estimated by the Zero Tool, or for the design of buildings utilizing Zero Tool baselines and targets. The underlying assumptions and methodologies of the Zero Tool are based on those developed by EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, and are intended to serve as guidelines when setting performance targets and understanding (relative) building performance.