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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. 

Sarcasm and Negativity in Knowledge Communities

  • 1.  Sarcasm and Negativity in Knowledge Communities

    Posted 06-10-2019 10:30
    I'd like to suggest that snippy comments, sarcasm and mean spirited one-liners do not really have a place in a knowledge community thread, or on a listserve. They are usually out of context when they are published, and the clever retort only serves to spread negativity. 

    Either agree or disagree with a comment. Add something that contributes to all of our professional edification, or contact someone off list, or stay quiet. These messages make their ways into the inboxes of hundreds, if not thousands of your colleagues. Help us all do better instead of trying to "win" the KC discussion. 

    Thanks all,
    Alissa Rupp, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal 

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