Committee on the Environment

Latest Discussion Posts

  • I'll allow you the last word on this. I will not be responding as I have no time nor inclination to engage in this type of conversation further if all it produces is more personal attacks and ad hominem arguments and not a shred of evidence to support ...

  • Yes, probably AIA should support the Green New Deal framework, but that doesn't mean we can't also support the HR 763, The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which has bipartisan political support, reduces CO2 output by an estimated 40% in 12 years, ...

  • AEC firms, municipalities, and owners/clients/developers are all a part of this roadmap; being intentional about the steps forward is strategic thinking for all parties. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/15/18224470/california-climate-policy-decarbonize-building-sector ...

  • David, Please read the House Resolution.  That is my "proof."  Just read it.  You'll clearly see it for what it is… Human activity has exacerbated climate change, not caused it.  100% of scientists agree.  The GND's first sentence is "human activity ...

  • Dennis, I still haven't seen you provide any credible evidence of a "false premise" in the Green New Deal. Saying it is so doesn't make it true. I suppose you can be of an opinion that is contrary to 99% of the scientists in the world who study climate ...

Latest Shared Files

Community Blogs

  • By Chris Hammer and Jennifer Tsau Chris Hammer, author of the forthcoming blog, Building Behavior, and Jennifer Tsau, CEO of Keewi, an energy management tool company, spoke last fall at AIA COTE ® East Bay monthly meeting about behavioral ...

  • By Kira Gould, Allied AIA Betsy del Monte, FAIA, LEED BD+C, brings to our Knowledge Community deep experience and commitment to the challenges of all types of clients and firms . She is a consultant (with the Cameron MacAllister Group) and ...

  • By Mike Davis, FAIA With the change in leadership – and membership – in the US House of Representatives, the publication of the much-discussed “ Green New Deal ”, and Speaker Pelosi’s reconvening of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis ...

  • The staff of Payette; Image: Warren Jagger By Kira Gould, Allied AIA Congratulations to Payette on receiving the AIA Architecture Firm Award for 2019. Payette’s nomination for this award was supported by both AIA Committee on the Environment ...

  • Happy New Year COTE ® Colleagues! 2019 is off to a wild start with daily reminders of the critical importance of our work and the urgency for action and exponential change required to achieve a sustainable future. I am honored to be the 26th COTE ...