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2030 Climate Challenge

2030 Climate Challenge

We're calling on RIBA Chartered Practices to help address the global climate crisis

RIBA has developed the 2030 Climate Challenge to help architects meet net zero (or better) whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. It sets a series of targets for practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water. If all RIBA Chartered Practices meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets, they will play their part in addressing this global crisis.

Sign up and take our 2030 Climate Challenge.

Find out more

For more information about the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, read our guidance documents and pages.

2030 CLimate Challenge targets

Our 2030 Climate Challenge targets consider the latest recommendations from the Green Construction Board and have been validated through consultation with UK professional bodies and with the Committee on Climate Change.

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Operational energy

Reduce operational energy demand by at least 75%, before offsetting

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Embodied carbon

Reduce embodied carbon by at least 50-70%, before offsetting

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Potable water use

Reduce potable water use by at least 40%

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Health and wellbeing

Achieve the RIBA 2030 Challenges core health and wellbeing targets on temperature, daylight and indoor air quality

Take the 2030 Climate Challenge

If you're a RIBA Chartered Practice, take our 2030 Climate Challenge.

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