The global integrated design firm, Perkins+Will launched the 2030 e2 Energy Estimating Tool. This free online tool was created to assist Perkins+Will’s designers in designing buildings to achieve the 2030 challenge. Specifically, 2030 e2 allows users to set target goals for four key areas: energy efficiency, green power offsets, on-site renewable energy, and grid-supplied renewable energy when designing new buildings or retrofitting existing buildings. In response to the urgency of global climate change, Perkins+Will has decided to make the beta tool publicly available. “Perkins+Will is committed to meeting the 2030 Challenge and has proactively built the estimating tool to support our designers as they strive to achieve the Challenge reduction goals,” said Doug Pierce, Perkins+Will Senior Associate, AIA, LEED AP®. “We created an easy-to-use tool that would help us set energy goals to comply with all aspects of the design phase and meet the benchmarks of the 2030 Challenge. The data it provides is highly useful, so it made sense to us to make this tool publicly available for everyone’s benefit.” Perkins+Will is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and educating the industry about green building and its importance. The 2030 e2 is one of a series of knowledge-based contributions the firm has made to the wider industry. The Perkins+Will Green Operations Plan, which details specific firm practices for running a sustainable business, was the first such contribution. The beta-version of the 2030 e2 Estimating Tool is available for anyone to use at http://2030e2.perkinswill.com.