Buildings contribute nearly 40% of total global energy-related carbon emissions. Severe weather events are intensifying, and their destructive impact is unprecedented. The mounting strain on infrastructure and natural resources is moving us to a point of no return by 2030.
Buildings cost too much to design, operate and maintain. The resulting affordability crisis is limiting the ingenuity, advancements and investments needed to balance the natural and built environment.
Inequity exacerbates the impacts of the climate and affordability crises. Our industry is one of the least diverse in the U.S. We can and must do more to break down systemic barriers and create greater opportunities for equity.