Tell the Department of Energy to protect vital tools for architects
Thanks to those of you who lent the support of your firms to our recent letter highlighting the importance of EPA programs to architects. The letter has been delivered to EPA Administrator Pruitt as well as Members of House and Senate Energy Committees on Capitol Hill. Moving forward, it will continue to serve as a strategic outreach tool to advocate with legislators for architects' concerns.
Now, the design industry must also stand up for vital programs at the Department of Energy. Architects rely on DOE programs, resources, and research to do their jobs effectively. We need to educate key officials about the value of the programs they are now tasked with managing. Once again, we must make a business case for retaining DOE programs that enable architects to design high performing buildings.
DOE’s Building Technologies Office research and programming, code development and energy modelling support, and Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) data are just a few of the tools and resources that help designers meet the performance standards clients demand. Decisions about the futures of these vital programs will be made over the months ahead. Now is the time to make your voice heard. Please sign this new letter on behalf of your firm, or bring it to the attention of a firm leader.
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Participate in a Webinar on AIA COTE Federal Advocacy Strategy
May 9 at 2pm
If the daily news makes your blood pressure rise, this is an important webinar for you to attend. Join AIA Federal Relations leaders and COTE members to learn about the long-term COTE Federal strategy to impact the budget decisions on programs and resources at the DOE and EPA. Learn how your voice matters and the important influence that architects can have as recognized leaders in the built environment.