RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

MLA sign up to RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

We are delighted to announce that, during our Green Month, Michael Laird Architects (MLA) have signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. As we aim to become a market leader in sustainable commercial design, signing up to this forward-thinking initiative will help us achieve our aims, working with our clients to deliver sustainable projects with significantly reduced embodied carbon and levels of energy use.

Some more information about the challenge, taken from the RIBA Website;

In 2019, the RIBA launched a climate change initiative to encourage the profession and wider construction industry to achieve net zero whole life carbon for all new and retrofitted buildings by 2030, alongside a campaign for Government to set new regulatory standards.

RIBA developed the Challenge to help architects meet net zero (or better) whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. It sets a series of targets for practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water. The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge asks all Chartered Practices to commit to four key targets:

  1. Reduce operational energy demand by at least 75%, before UK offsetting
  2. Reduce embodied carbon by at least 50-70%, before UK offsetting
  3. Reduce potable water use by at least 40%
  4. Achieve all core health and wellbeing targets


“If all RIBA Chartered Practices meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets, they will play their part in addressing this global crisis.”

We are very excited to be supporting the Challenge and look forward to seeing how adapting our projects to the above targets affects the design process and project outcomes.