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.Expand your positive impact: Engage in our advocacy efforts. Enjoy our latest on COTE news (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.Did you miss the 2021 Top Ten Toast, download a recording here. A big thank you to our partners: Founding partner: Building GreenPremier partners: Kingspan, Sherwin-WilliamsSustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Kawneer, Lucifer Lighting Company, ROCKWOOLGreen partners: Autodesk, EPIC Metals, HKS, Thornton Tomasetti, SkanskaAllied partners: TLC Engineering
GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
AIA COTE Top Ten Toast
If you weren’t one of the 200+ who joined us on May 20, 2021 -- including many jurors and winners -- for the Top Ten Toast, you can see the video of the event here: