I came across this blog through one of the many mailing lists I am subscribed to. I started reading, and I wanted to share.
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Mike Davis has a blog about convincing his architectural firm, Bergmeyer, to sign the AIA 2030 Commitment – Mike Davis FAIA.
It all starts when he tries to convince his local AIA chapter, the Boston Society of Architects, to set a goal of getting all member firms to sign the commitment. Then, as he puts it:
I said “this Committee should set a goal of achieving 100% BSA member-firm participation in the 2030 Commitment!”
Eric White, BSA Deputy Director, was quick to throw down the gauntlet. “Mike, you could get your firm to join and write a blog about it! Stories-from-the-trenches kind of thing.”
So here we are. For the next year or so, I will be blogging about getting my architectural firm – Bergmeyer – to sign the AIA 2030 Commitment and recording our progress as we follow through with our first year of reporting. You should try this at your firm, too.
He’s been blogging since June. It’s very interesting insight into how the culture of the design community approaches meeting sustainability goals. Go check it out!
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You can find more information on the AIA 2030 Commitment on the AIA website, here.
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Hey, Anna! Thanks for picking up my blog! It’s been fun so far. I look at the AIA 2030 website quite frequently to see who has signed on lately . . . not a lot of new joiners yet . . . guess I need to be more persuasive! Thanks again, – Mike
Hi Mike –
I think your blog is really interesting. It’s fascinating insight into what it takes to make the culture of the building design industry shift and incorporate new values. It is also interesting at an industry level to see the shift from architects having an occasional advisory role in helping building owners achieve their low-energy or sustainable goals to advocating that owners have those goals from the beginning of each project.
With your permission, we’ll keep an eye on your blog and perhaps post an occasional update. Feel free to drop a line at anna AT zeroresource DOT com.
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