Committee on the Environment

ALBION DISTRICT LIBRARY BY PERKINS + WILL IS A 2018 COTE TOP TEN RECIPIENT. IMAGE: DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Who we are

The Committee on the Environment (COTE®) is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.

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To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.
If you missed the 2020 Top Ten Toast, download a recording here. 

A big thank you to our partners: 
Founding partner: Building Green
Sustaining partners: Lucifer Lighting Company, Kingspan
Green partners: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKS,  ROCKWOOL, WRNSSkanska, Thornton Thomasseti
Allied partners: BNIM, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, LMN David Baker Architects, Integral

Supporting partners: Humanscale, Mahlum, BPKC, Opsis

GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor. 

COTE's Mission and Goals

By Brian D. McLaren AIA, CAE posted 12-31-2017 00:00

  

COTE Mission

The Committee on the Environment (COTE)) is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.

 

COTE Goals

We COLLABORATE.  

COTE will expand its partnerships, actively listen, and act collectively.

We ENABLE transformation.  

COTE will help architects transform their practices for climate action and climate justice.   

We CHRONICLE design excellence. 

COTE will elevate stories about people, buildings, and positive change. 

We ADVOCATE for change.  

COTE will promote policies that advance the AIA’s mission and ours.

We STRENGTHEN our network.  

COTE will connect and empower the COTE community and allies.

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