Casey Dunn Designed by Lake|Flato, the Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion, in Decatur, Texas, is a net-zero energy project.

Casey Dunn Designed by Lake|Flato, the Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion, in Decatur, Texas, is a net-zero energy project.

In 2015, the AIA 2030 Commitment upped its targeted predicted energy use intensity (pEUI) reduction to 70 percent of the building-performance baselines set in the 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey. According to the “AIA 2030 Commitment 2015 Progress Report,” released today, the design industry is not on pace to meeting the ambitious goal of having every project designed by a signatory firm achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

The commitment is a global initiative to help architecture and engineering firms track their progress toward the 2030 Challenge established by Architecture 2030. This challenge set incremental benchmarks for pEUI reduction starting with 50 percent in 2005, and increasing by 10 percent for every five years thereafter, until reaching 100 percent by 2030.