Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) is a voluntary network of 500+ individuals from within architecture and its related built environment professions, taking action to transform our industry in the face of the climate and ecological crises.
Our Mission is to address the way our built environment is made, operated and renewed in response to the climate emergency. As a network of construction industry professionals, we channel personal energy, expertise and action towards a common goal: the systemic change of our profession and the construction industry as a whole.
We see this as a matter of urgency. ACAN empowers individuals to pro-actively seek change and facilitates collective effort through a shared platform built on collaboration. We are organised in the following active thematic groups: Carbon Literacy, Embodied Carbon, Education, Existing Buildings, Professional Standards, Planning Policy, Circular Economy, Where The Wild Things Aren’t and Natural Materials.
ACAN is driven by three aims: Rapid Decarbonisation of the built environment, Ecological Regeneration through the immediate adoption of regenerative & ecological principles, and Cultural Transformation of the profession.