The Architecture 2030 Challenge

The Architecture 2030 Challenge

The Architecture 2030 Challenge – reduce fossil-fuel dependence and make all buildings, developments and major renovations carbon neutral by 2030 – has been adopted by 80% of the top 10 architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the United States and includes many state and local government agencies.

There are several objectives to meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge, but the key element is energy analysis from start to finish of a project. Analyzing the near-final design has little effect on a building’s operational energy performance, but leveraging the analysis as a decision-making tool throughout the design lifecycle can have a tremendous effect.

Autodesk provides the tools that empower architects to capture performance improvement opportunities throughout the course of building design and development, potentially saving the owners a fortune in operations energy cost and significantly reducing operation carbon emissions: Revit and Insight.

With Insight, Revit users have a tool that is fast and easy to use, allowing for analysis of BIM models at the click of a button. Since Insight pulls the data it needs straight from the Revit model, this tool works for both conceptual and complex models throughout the design lifecycle, allowing users to understand the energy implications of design changes right inside the BIM workflow.  Additionally, Insight provides reporting tools that make the AIA’s framework for tracking progress towards the Architecture 2030 Challenge easier, providing an automated submission feature that eliminates the need to manually enter building data on the Design Data Exchange (DDx).

The year 2030 will be here before we know it, and as we transition to a low-carbon future, forward-thinking architecture firms are leading the change. With Revit’s energy analysis capabilities, Autodesk is behind them all the way.


Deni Cox

CAD-1 Technical Specialist

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