For quite some time now the world has been moving toward being more friendly to the environment. This friendliness to the environment has impacted every industry in existence. The railway industry was impacted and companies such as National Steel Car change the ways they did business to promote environmental health. It has also impacted the airline industry and companies such as the United Technologies Corporation change the inner workings of their company to produce fewer emissions. However, one of the industries that was impacted the most by this trend is the architecture industry.
The American Institute of Architects takes the idea of global warming and climate change extremely seriously. Their chief executive officer, Robert Ivy, believes that it is the architect that is the front-line warrior when it comes to sustaining the environment. This is because the architect creates buildings that directly impact nature.
Robert Ivy was promoted from his position of vice President to the role of chief executive officer seven years ago. Sense then, he has led the American Institute of Architects to completely restructuring the inner organization so that they can begin promoting public health and environmental sustainability. They also spent time creating ways to spread this knowledge throughout the entire profession so that architects can begin implementing things immediately.
Once the American Institute of Architects was ready, Robert Ivy announced to the world the decade of design initiative. This initiative is made public at the Clinton foundation dinner of 2017. There, Robert Ivy presented to the 1000 influencers and game changers what his organization planned to do. He discussed how the American Institute of Architects wanted to research and developed techniques that architects could use to help buildings be more sustainable over time and have a minimal influence on the environment. He discussed how they wanted to create ways that would allow buildings to stop their impact on the environment and leave a green footprint on this world.
All 1000 people present immediately stood he gave Robert Ivy a standing ovation. They welcomed his plan to promote public health and sustain the climate by helping buildings built environmental resilience. On that occasion, he received several invitations to be the keynote speaker for various corporations. They hope that by combining their strength and skills together that architects may learn how to build not only elegant buildings but ones that interweave with the unique needs of Earth’s nature.