• 15 Nov 2023

RIAI 2030 Climate Challenge Update

 The RIAI 2030 Climate Challenge is a voluntary initiative, which sets out targets to be achieved by 2025 and 2030 for new building projects, depending on the design timeline. The targets are based on the areas of operational energy, embodied carbon, water use, health and wellbeing.  

The Climate Challenge asks clients, architects and other members of the design team to work towards four key targets: 

  • Reduce operational energy demand between 33-66% (depending on typology), 
  • Reduce embodied carbon by at least 40%, 
  • Reduce potable water use by at least 40%, 
  • Improve site biodiversity by providing a net biodiversity gain, 
  • Achieve core health and wellbeing targets.  

Meeting the RIAI 2030 Climate Challenge is essential if the construction sector is to play its part responding to the climate and biodiversity crises. 

We would like to welcome the following RIAI Practices as the founding signatories to the Challenge:

  • Studiomove Architects
  • ABGC Architects
  • Denis McCague Architects
  • Studio Red Architects
  • BDP
  • Fabrica Architects Ltd
  • Mosart
  • Niall D. Brennan Architects
  • Wain Morehead Architects
  • Flexistorey Architects
  • MCA Architects
  • Turner Connaughton Architects
  • O'Connell Mahon Architects
  • Ioic Dehaye Architects
  • Evelyn Duff Architects
  • Kenneth Hennessy Architects
  • Sara Connolly Architects

For those interested to learn more about the RIAI 2030 Climate Challenge you can find information and guidance on our RIAI Sustainability webpage and our Research and Policy page here. We encourage all practices to sign up to the RIAI Climate Challenge here