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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 >

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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   

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GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

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

2019 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards Announced!

  • 1.  2019 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards Announced!

    Posted 04-23-2019 09:40

    The structural columns and windows are spaced irregularly, a biophilic strategy that recalls the growth of trees in the forest beyond. Credit: Nic Lehoux

    WASHINGTON – April 22, 2019
     - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is announcing this year's recipients for its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards. Complete details for each project are available on AIA's website.

    COTE bestows the award annually on 10 design projects that have expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance in several key areas. In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE's rigorous criteria for 10 measures that include social, economic, and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluates each project submission based on a cross-section of the 10 metrics balanced with the holistic approach to the design. This year's COTE Top Ten Awards recipients are as follows:

    Jurors also designated one project as a Top Ten Plus recipient for its exceptional post-occupancy performance data. This year's recipient is:

    Award recipients will be honored in June at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas.  

    Visit AIA's website for more information on the COTE Top Ten Awards program.  



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    Melissa Morancy Assoc. AIA
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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