Advocacy

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Resources

VIDEO: Webinar on AIA COTE Federal Advocacy Strategy
A webinar about the long-term AIA COTE Federal strategy to impact budget decisions on programs and resources at the DOE, EPA, and beyond. Learn how your voice matters and how architects can use their influence as recognized leaders in the built environment.

The Federal Budget Process: 101

Top Ten Reasons Buildings Matter (PDF)

Critical EPA and DOE programs spreadsheet

Past Projects

Letter to the Department of Energy
COTE delivered a letter supported by 654 firms representing 46 states to the DOE.

 

Letter to the Environmental Protection Agency
COTE delivered a letter supported by 775 firms representing 48 states to the EPA.

What we believe

Architects play a critical role in creating a healthy, beautiful, inclusive and environmentally responsible built environment. For the last quarter century, the AIA Committee on the Environment has represented the leading edge of this movement and sets an example for others to follow. We have no intention of stopping now.

Open letter from the AIA Committee on the Environment - November 2016

Why advocate

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.

 

 
 

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Why advocate?

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. Read more >