Committee on the Environment

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  • Dear Colleagues, The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting a survey to understand current practices and outlooks among design practitioners: architects, engineers, energy modelers, and related ...

  • Thanks for the thoughtful explanation of the science, Seonhee Andrew F. Cronan, AIA, LEED AP Senior Vice President GuernseyTingle 4350 New Town Avenue, Suite 101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 o : 757.220.0220 m: ...

  • Thank you for the debate/thoughts. ------------------------------ Nancy Perez Miller, AIA AR 17002 AA 3376 NPMA LLC Florida Keys ------------------------------

  • There is more than adequate data to substantiate the reasons for concern and attributable causes of climate change (change defined as exceeding recorded and consistent periodic fluctuations).  Rather than argue about whose data is better, I offer one ...

  • Greetings All, I post this again for reference as reliable sources seem to continue to be overlooked. I hope readers take the time, visit the site and use the document.  The Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume 1 - The Climate Science Special ...

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  • Corey Squire, AIA-CHK, says he fell into COTE. If that’s true, then it’s the best kind of accident, and he seems quite at home. He served as chair of the AIA San Antonio chapter of COTE for three years, and this year joined the Advisory Group of the national ...

  • The US Congress agreed with AIA COTE Advocacy’s priorities and upheld or increased funding levels for the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy programs in its recently-passed omnibus spending bill. This bill, the Consolidated ...

  • Spring is the perfect time to...celebrate the COTE Top Ten Award winners, which are leading the industry by design that recognizes the realities of our era. It’s also a good time to remind FEMA of the importance of those realities. Recently, the Federal ...

  • This month, the Committee on the Environment (COTE) of AIA LA organized and launched 2°C, A COTE AIA|LA Symposium on Climate Change on March 2nd, 2018 at the Department of Water and Power in Downtown Los Angeles. The intention of the symposium was to ...

  • AIA COTE Advocacy and AIA Government Relations and Advocacy staff had their first monthly conference call on March 13, 2018. As most COTE Advocacy priorities concern protecting Federal funding for programs and agencies that support sustainable design, ...