News Analysis

AIA Prioritizes Resilient Design, Product Transparency

New statements on resilience and healthy materials expand the AIA’s environmental advocacy.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has broadened its advocacy focus to include climate resilience and material health.

Released in December 2014, the group’s revised position statements on environmental responsibility—guiding declarations that help clarify which programs, activities, and government policies the AIA will support—reiterate the long-acknowledged importance of responsible stewardship of the Earth and carbon neutrality by 2030 while also adding two new sections.

Published December 18, 2014