February means that it’s time to do our first piece of documentation for AIA’s 2030 Commitment! As one of only about 80 design firms to have formally signed on to the 2030 Commitment, SHP Leading Design has pledged to achieve net zero design for our projects by the year 2030, with incremental improvement targets along the way (2010’s target is a 60% reduction in carbon from an average building). We still have a few months before we have to report on the carbon impacts of our building designs (in August), but this month we are required to report on firm wide sustainability initiatives, such as company policies for recycling, reducing energy use and encouraging alternate forms of transportation. You can view our report by clicking here. We have some really great initiatives to report on, and we will be instituting even more as we develop our firm Sustainability Action Plan over the next few months.