The American Institute of Architects has produced a report assessing the work of firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.
Healthcare findings from the report include data showing that inpatient healthcare facilities had a predicted energy use intensity reduction of 27 percent. Outpatient facilities had a 31 percent reduction. This is compared to the average pEUI of 34 percent. The average includes all participating member firms and various building types.
In order to make data reporting easier the AIA partnered with the Department of Energy to create the AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange, an online monitoring, reporting and research tool for architecture firms. This tool, along with the full AIA 2030 2014 Progress Report, can be accessed at aia.org.