AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit: View phase 1 draft and provide feedback!
The COTE Top Ten Toolkit is a resource, accessible to all architects, that closes the information gap to designing high performing, equitable, beautiful buildings. The toolkit is designed to provide relevant, general guidance to architects incorporating deep green principles from the beginning of every project. Learn more >
Video: Demystifying the COTE Top Ten Awards
What does it take to enter COTE Top Ten? Hear from two firms with successful track records in the program. They will share insight into processes and documentation that support a successful COTE Top Ten submission. Watch the recording >
COTE Top Ten Measures of Design: A tool for your firm
Our Top Ten Measures are not just criteria for awarding projects, but an open-ended framework for defining design excellence.
Carbon Leadership Forum Life Cycle Assessment guideline specification
These provide sample verbiage for LCA requirements for the following sections: Concrete Reinforcing, Post Tensioning, Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel, Steel Decking, Cold Formed Metal and Rough Carpentry.
Report:The Habits of High-Performance Firms
Architect’s guide to integrating energy modeling in the design process
Report:Lessons from the Leading Edge
Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan
Prepared by AIA resident Fellow Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA
The Carbon Neutral Design Project
A joint effort by the AIA, members of COTE, and the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) to produce educational and resource materials for carbon neutral design.
Ecological Literacy in Architecture Education
Funded by a planning grant from the Tides Foundation’s Kendeda Sustainability Fund, the AIA COTE's report, Ecology and Design: Ecological Literacy in Architecture Education, provides a look at the degree to which ecological literacy and sustainability are playing a role in American architecture education.
COTE Top Ten Call for Entries and Measures of Sustainable Design