RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

Leonard Design Architects are pleased to announce that we are signatories to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. This framework from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has been developed to encourage and support practices to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings to be net zero by 2030.

The built environment is responsible for around 40% of global carbon emissions, so our industry has a significant role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. As the title suggests the ambitious targets will be a challenge, however, as a practice we are aware of and committed to our responsibility in addressing the climate crisis.

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge sets incremental targets which will gradually reduce emissions for both new and retrofitted buildings by reducing operational energy, embodied carbon, and potable water. In addition to targets for improving biodiversity, health, and wellbeing.

Alongside the already well understood operational energy efficiency of buildings, the challenge clearly highlights the importance of reducing embodied carbon to help reach net zero. As architects and designers, we can significantly reduce the amount of carbon emitted during a project by choosing materials wisely.

We look forward to the exciting design opportunities for us and our clients to tackle these ambitious targets.

For more information on the challenge and targets please follow this link: RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge