Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established in 2002 in response to the ongoing climate emergency, pursuing two primary objectives:
The world is currently undergoing the largest wave of construction in human history, projected to add 2.48 trillion square feet (230 billion m2) of new floor area to the global building stock, doubling it by 2060. This is the equivalent of adding an entire New York City every month for 40 years. This new building stock must be designed to meet zero-net-carbon standards.