Committee on the Environment

ALBION DISTRICT LIBRARY BY PERKINS + WILL IS A 2018 COTE TOP TEN RECIPIENT. IMAGE: DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

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The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE®) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. Expand your positive impact: Engage in our advocacy efforts. Enjoy our last newsletter (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here >

A big thank you to our sponsors: 
Founding sponsor: Building Green
Presenting sponsor: GAF Roofing 

Sustaining sponsor: Lucifer Lighting Company, Kingspan
Green sponsors: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKS, BPKC, ROCKWOOL, WRNSSkanska,
Allied sponsors: BNIM, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, LMN David Baker Architects   

Supporting sponsors: Humanscale, Mahlum 

GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor. 

climate action resolution passed at AIA; now it's time for change

  • 1.  climate action resolution passed at AIA; now it's time for change

    Posted 06-10-2019 10:29
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    On day one of A'19, the AIA Conference on Architecture, a Resolution passed -- overwhelmingly -- for AIA to

    • declare an urgent climate imperative for carbon reduction;
    • transform the day-to-day practice of architects to achieve a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient and healthy built environment; and
    • leverage support of our peers, clients, policy makers, and the public at large.

    THANK YOU to all who helped make this happen!

     This is a victory for COTE and many other groups and people who have been advocating for architects and the AIA to take a leadership stance on climate change, as its impact is seen in every community.

    But this is not a proposed solution. It is a call for action. The membership has spoken and the imperative is clear.

    This means not only a major change in practice, but also a cultural change. There is big work ahead.

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    Kira Gould
    Principal
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA
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