The Committee on the Environment (COTE®) is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.Expand your positive impact: Engage in our advocacy efforts. Enjoy our latest on COTE news (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.If you missed the 2020 Top Ten Toast, download a recording here. A big thank you to our partners: Founding partner: Building GreenPremier partners: Kingspan, Sherwin-WilliamsSustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Kawneer, Lucifer Lighting Company, ROCKWOOLGreen partners: Autodesk, EPIC Metals, HKS, Thornton TomasettiAllied partners:TLC Engineering
GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
130+ AEC/RE firms signed on to a clear, focused recommendation for the Biden Administration relating to climate response and the building industry. It's not too late to add your firm / organization name to this call, by 10 March, for the latest version of the letter.Learn more here:
If your business or organization is involved in any way in the realm of the built environment (both buildings and infrastructure), we welcome you as a signatory. We want to grow our list of signatories by March 10, and then resend the letter with the expanded signatory list back to the White House to confirm, and punctuate, how ready the buildings and infrastructure industries are to rise to meet the climate challenges associated with our important, but emissions-intensive work. To sign the letter, please complete this form and once you do, please share this post.