Committee on the Environment

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Why We Must Focus on "Embodied" Emissions Immediately
2 2 days ago by Bill Caplan Assoc. AIA
Scholarship opportunity focused on resilience + beauty
0 6 days ago by Marcille B. Reed
free master class with AIA Gold Medal winner Ed Mazria on 29 November
0 7 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Call for submissions for the 2022 COTE® Top Ten Awards are now open!
0 7 days ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
AIA Alabama and AIA South Carolina virtual SAP Training December 7-8th, 9-1pm ET
0 12 days ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
post COP26 insight about the action needed from the financial sector
0 12 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Lisa Heschong on Design the Future podcast
0 17 days ago by Kira L. Gould
COP26 reports from Carl Elefante, FAIA
0 17 days ago by Kira L. Gould
embodied carbon & buildings - a study
0 19 days ago by Kira L. Gould
COP26 week 1 report from Architecture 2030
0 19 days ago by Kira L. Gould
New report from Smart Surfaces Coalition highlights strategies to reduce extreme heating and mitigate flooding
0 27 days ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
DESIGN for energy / case study session hosted by CAE
0 27 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Is there a Tesla Moment in Real Estate?
0 one month ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Design the Future podcast: Katie Ackerly, AIA
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
When Weather Becomes a Design Challenge
0 2 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
a chat with Paul Hawken about his new book: Regeneration
1 2 months ago by Jodi Smits Anderson AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
AIA Colorado, Environmental Stewardship Survey-Please Share Your Experience
0 2 months ago by James Erickson Assoc. AIA
Adaptive Reuse Excellence / Models to Define Value / a COD and HRC session for HSW LUs
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Brutalism & the Public University: Past, Present and Future
0 2 months ago by Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham AIA
[1.5 HSW]: Join AIA for Adaptive Reuse Excellence – Models to Define Value on September 29th
0 2 months ago by Eana Bacchiocchi
Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings
1 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Original post by Laurie Barlow AIA
it's now or ... now. Ed Mazria's call to action
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Adele Houghton links building design to health / climate response / social equity: learn more about the "co-benefits" lens
1 3 months ago by Terry L. Welker FAIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
ULI releases report / toolkit about electrification + webinar on June 30
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Summer travel: Trains in Four Countries
0 3 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
the power of co-benefits thinking in design
2 3 months ago by Michael J. Seaman Assoc. AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
resource share: CLF Policy Toolkit
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
resource share: architecture business case for climate action
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Gold Medal winner Ed Mazria responds to Nigel Topper's critique of architects in Dezeen
0 4 months ago by Julie Hiromoto FAIA
the Great Reset / session 1 online: July 12 / engaging clients to integrate climate/resilience in design
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Gold Medal winner Ed Mazria responds to Nigel Topper's critique of architects in Dezeen
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
2030 is now
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Healthy Materials online event series / by COTE, CLF, USGBC / free
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Buildings With Less Embodied Carbon (Part 2 of Sustainability in Construction)
0 5 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Design the Future Podcast: Kate Simonen
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
What does it take to make a sustainable building (Part1: The big picture)
0 6 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
register for COTE Open Forum - June 24
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
VERGE Electrify / online & free / week of 5/24
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AEC leadership - urging Build Back Greener
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
[1 LU HSW] Adapting to Climate Change: Small Cities, Big Challenges
0 6 months ago by Paola Capo
join us for the COTE Top Ten Toast on May 20
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Resilience Cities event on May 12
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COTE Chapter Guide launched
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
design the future podcast: Daniele Horton, AIA
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
new guide from AIA 2030 Working Group: Creating a Sustainability Action Plan
1 7 months ago by Leonard C. Sciarra AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
design for deconstruction / an event on April 28
0 7 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Ed Mazria in ARCHITECT, with urgency and optimism 4 8 months ago by Michael J. Holtz FAIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
register for Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity
0 8 months ago by Kira L. Gould
WHO Issues New COVID-19 Recommendations Following Petitions from AEC Professionals
0 8 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AEC leadership - impact on WHO guidelines
0 8 months ago 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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GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

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