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

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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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Founding partner: Building Green
Premier partners: Kingspan, Sherwin-Williams
Sustaining partners: GAF Roofing, KawneerLucifer Lighting Company, ROCKWOOL
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Allied partners: TLC Engineering

GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

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

10th Annual Architecture at Zero Competition

By Kira L. Gould posted 06-21-2021 02:13 PM

  

AIA California competition focuses on decarbonization, equity, and resilience.

COTE leader Mary Ann Lazarus, of Cameron MacAllister Group, a past COTE chair, will serve on the jury for the AIA California’s Architecture at Zero competition, which is focused on decarbonization, equity, and resilience in building design.

The annual competition is open for entries from students and professionals Worldwide. This year, AIACA will partner with Self Help Enterprises in Visalia, CA, to develop a design challenge to create affordable housing for farmworkers in California’s Central Valley.

Up to $25,000 in prize money is awarded by a jury of international experts. In addition to Lazarus, the jury includes Torcellini, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Allison Williams, FAIA; AGWms_studio; Lance Collins, AIA, Director at Partner Energy. To learn more, visit 
www.architectureatzero.com. 

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Cosponsors include: Pacific Gas and Electric Company; San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company. Other sponsors include: the California Energy Commission, US Green Building Council, Central California and the International Building Performance Simulation Association. 

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