What is AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx)?


AIA 2030 Commitment
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2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx)

Measuring progress on carbon neutrality is a complex task that can take time away from firm capacity. The AIA helped develop the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx) to make it easier and faster to record data, get results and advance your firm’s performance with actionable information.

The confidential, easy-to-use DDx lets you pinpoint best practices and anonymously compare project performance in your firm and beyond. The research tool allows you to compare projects of similar type, size, climate and a host of other attributes across the 2030 portfolio.

The AIA developed the DDx with support from the US Department of Energy and in partnership with Architecture 2030 and the US Environmental Protection Agency—and with guidance from a diverse group of experienced 2030 firm users.

2030 Timeline


How to Join The 2030 Commitment


Download the Progress report for The 2030 Commitment


Available Training videos

  • Accounts
  • Portfolio
  • Adding projects
  • Defining a baseline
  • Target Finder interface
  • Adding a non-modeled project
  • Reports
  • Reports—zooming in
  • Research
  • Research—zooming in

Types of projects to report

  • projects in an active design phase including conceptual, schematic, design development or construction document phases
  • architectural projects with minimum scope that include HVAC system modifications or substantial envelope modifications
  • interiors-only projects that include lighting design
  • projects in the construction administration phase, if design changes triggered revisions to either the energy model or the code compliance documentation
  • master planning projects
  • international projects (see special guidance)

Minimum data to report

  • project name or identifier
  • country and zip code for US projects, city for international
  • project design phase
  • project use type
  • building area
  • energy modeling status
  • Energy Use Intensity Baseline (EUI): This is a site EUI, not source EUI, derived through a default national average or via EPA Target Finder integration with the AIA 2030 DDx. You can also use an alternative baseline established by another baseline tool (i.e. Labs 21) or through firm research.
  • Target/Predicted Energy Use Intensity (pEUI): This anticipated building energy consumption of a project is based on computer modeling. If you are not using energy modeling, an equivalent reduction percentage will be calculated based on the design energy code.
  • whether you are collecting actual energy use data
  • on interiors-only projects: ASHRAE 90/1-2007 Lighting Power Density (LPD) Baseline, default or space by space
  • target/predicted LPD
  • Design Energy Code: If your project does not use energy modeling, default performance equivalents will be calculated based on the design energy code.

For more info visit the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx) website


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