Urgent issues are taking place at the federal level that could have serious consequences to COTE’s mission of advancing high-performing quality design in the built environment, which we know has a profound impact on the future of our communities. Architects and designers work within a framework of local, state and federal policy that is continually changing and we must support efforts to ensure this framework aligns with our core values.
If you are an architect or a design professional who is concerned about
- the urgency of climate change as a national, state, and local agenda item
- the role of new and existing buildings in progress towards a carbon neutral future
- the security of and access to data held by federal agencies (such as DOE, EPA, GSA, etc.)
- resilience and sustainability as priorities for communities
then you might be looking for a way to plug in to
targeted advocacy focused on what you do, who you are, and what you believe is important.
The AIA Committee on the Environment is creating the COTE Advocacy Network: architects and design professionals to advocate for key issues concerning the design of the built environment at the federal, state and local levels. Please join us by completing the form here, and please share this invitation with others.