Committee on the Environment

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The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

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AIA Contract Documents Release New Sustainable Project (SP) Documents

AIA Contract Documents just released Sustainable Project (SP) versions of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) and the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) documents. The CMc and CMa delivery models are beneficial for sustainable projects because the construction manager’s involvement in the early stages of the project results in collaboration between the owner, the architect and the construction manager in development of the owner’s sustainable objective and the sustainability process.

New! 2013 COTE Scholar Report

This report seeks to better understand successful project delivery and cost management strategies for high-performance buildings through a series of case studies and a litera¬ture review. Two primary questions drove the research:

1. To what extent is Integrated Project Delivery [IPD] implemented in high- performance building projects, and why aren’t teams using it in its truest form?

2. What integration strategies are most common and effective in high-performance projects?

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    Making Stuff in the Post Industrial World

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    Making Stuff in the Post-Industrial World ...

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    Transit - the new Urban Commons?

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    Transit - the New Urban Commons? Cities...

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    RE: Rain Water Penetration Principals: Clarifying...

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    I suggest you look at the work of Joe Lstiburek...

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    Rain Water Penetration Principals: Clarifying T...

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    The TDBP (Technical Design for Building Performance...

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    Submissions are invited for the 2015 Faith & Form/IFRAA...

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