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Good news for a change: Putin Loses, the West Unites, Gambit Pays Off
5 11 hours ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Original post by Edward Mazria FAIA Member Emeritus
Future Climate and Professional Liability: AIA Weighs In
0 2 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Reducing Embodied Carbon by Material Choice
0 7 days ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
BSA Sustainability Education Committee
0 8 days ago by Jeffrey T. Berg AIA
Design the Future podcast: Arathi Gowda, architect/advocate
0 11 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Join AIA Colorado & AIA Idaho for a Safety Assessment Program (SAP) May 5-6th!
2 23 days ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
Original post by Anonymous Member
How Small Building designs impact Embodied Emissions.
12 25 days ago by Mike A. Mense FAIA Member Emeritus
Original post by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
AIA Bronx presents: "Reducing Embodied Carbon to Reduce Global Warning", May 10 on Zoom. 1 LU|HSW (AIA-BX 08).
0 25 days ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Pratt's free Decarbonization Symposium, 9am EST Earth Day - 2 AIA CE LU|HSW Credits
0 29 days ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Prairie Burns
1 one month ago by David J. Fridlund AIA
Original post by Russell D. Ver Ploeg AIA
1.5d Celsius: A Symposium on Climate Change
0 one month ago by Miranda G. Gardiner Assoc. AIA
Decarbonization Symposium
0 one month ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Join AIA Seattle for a virtual SAP Training March 23-24th, 9-1pm PT!
1 2 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
Design the Future podcast: Juli Polanco of the Climate Heritage Network
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Ed Mazria on the Ukranian invasion & renewables
3 2 months ago by Russell D. Ver Ploeg AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
An Open Letter to Ed Mazria and the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
12 2 months ago by Mike A. Mense FAIA Member Emeritus
Old News
0 2 months ago by Mike A. Mense FAIA Member Emeritus
Running Out of Stuff
2 2 months ago by James D. Carr AIA
Original post by Hubert Murray FAIA Member Emeritus
Join Public Architects Committee for their upcoming symposium, The Climate of Public Architecture 22 on April 7-8th!
0 2 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
call for projects: seeking projects for research on centering climate/health/equity goals in real estate development
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
The urgent need to reduce Embodied Carbon now - 2022 to 2027
0 3 months ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Join AIA Miami for a virtual SAP Training February 15-16th, 9-1pm ET!
0 3 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards - please encourage architects and allied professionals to apply
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Machines in the Garden - windmills in the Spanish landscape
0 3 months ago by Hubert Murray FAIA Member Emeritus
lessons learned from AIA COTE Top Ten Award winning projecty: Hayden Library Reinvention @ ASU / 3 February session
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Calculating embodied carbon in historic buildings
0 4 months ago by Damyanti Radheshwar AIA Member Emeritus
Design the Future podcast: Susan Szenasy
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Embodied Carbon Webinar February 1
0 4 months ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
COTE news: January/February 2022
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
scholarship opp for arch grad students / deadline 1/14
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COTE Network Update
0 5 months ago by Kendall Claus Assoc. AIA
Julie Hiromoto, FAIA / on the Design the Future podcast
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Can Infrastructure Get Done on Time and on Budget?
0 5 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Design the Future podcast: Ilana Judah, AIA
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Why We Must Focus on "Embodied" Emissions Immediately
2 5 months ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Scholarship opportunity focused on resilience + beauty
0 5 months ago by Marcille B. Reed
free master class with AIA Gold Medal winner Ed Mazria on 29 November
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Call for submissions for the 2022 COTE® Top Ten Awards are now open!
0 5 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
AIA Alabama and AIA South Carolina virtual SAP Training December 7-8th, 9-1pm ET
0 6 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
post COP26 insight about the action needed from the financial sector
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Lisa Heschong on Design the Future podcast
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COP26 reports from Carl Elefante, FAIA
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
embodied carbon & buildings - a study
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COP26 week 1 report from Architecture 2030
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
New report from Smart Surfaces Coalition highlights strategies to reduce extreme heating and mitigate flooding
0 6 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
DESIGN for energy / case study session hosted by CAE
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Is there a Tesla Moment in Real Estate?
0 7 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Design the Future podcast: Katie Ackerly, AIA
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
When Weather Becomes a Design Challenge
0 7 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
a chat with Paul Hawken about his new book: Regeneration
1 8 months ago by Jodi Smits Anderson AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould

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

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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.

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A big thank you to our partners: 
Founding partner: Building Green
Premier partners: Kingspan, Sherwin-Williams
Sustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Kawneer, Milliken, ROCKWOOL
Green partners: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKSThornton Tomasetti, Skanska
Allied partners: TLC Engineering, Sierra Pacific Windows

GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

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