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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. 

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Zero Carbon Architecture: the Business Case

  • 1.  Zero Carbon Architecture: the Business Case

    Posted 05-24-2019 10:48
    An historic, rapid transformation of our built environment to zero net carbon emissions is absolutely crucial if we are to secure a resilient, hopeful future for our children and grandchildren. Architects should not fear this future – we should enthusiastically embrace it as a groundbreaking moment for leadership in our communities, for greater meaning and relevance in our work, and for untold growth in our marketplace.

    Former COTE chair Bill Leddy, FAIA, writes in arcCA digest (the journal of AIA California):

    http://arccadigest.org/zero-carbon-architecture-the-business-case/

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    Kira Gould
    Principal
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA
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  • 2.  RE: Zero Carbon Architecture: the Business Case

    Posted 05-28-2019 12:50
    I have a design concept for a High Performance Smart House  http://www.boks-house.com that could be partially prefabricated and delivered to the site.  I believe that it would be best built in southwest as it has solar and rain water harvesting attributes.  Does anyone have a developer friend to get this type of project off the ground?