Committee on the Environment

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[1 LU HSW] Adapting to Climate Change: Small Cities, Big Challenges
0 6 days ago by Paola Capo
join us for the COTE Top Ten Toast on May 20
0 6 days ago by Kira L. Gould
Resilience Cities event on May 12
0 17 days ago by Kira L. Gould
COTE Chapter Guide launched
0 22 days ago by Kira L. Gould
design the future podcast: Daniele Horton, AIA
0 22 days ago by Kira L. Gould
new guide from AIA 2030 Working Group: Creating a Sustainability Action Plan
1 one month ago by Leonard C. Sciarra AIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
design for deconstruction / an event on April 28
0 one month ago by Kira L. Gould
Ed Mazria in ARCHITECT, with urgency and optimism 4 one month ago by Michael J. Holtz FAIA
Original post by Kira L. Gould
register for Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity
0 one month ago by Kira L. Gould
WHO Issues New COVID-19 Recommendations Following Petitions from AEC Professionals
0 one month ago by Kira L. Gould
AEC leadership - impact on WHO guidelines
0 one month ago by Kira L. Gould
Ventilation
0 2 months ago by George B. Guy AIA
has your firm signed on to the AEC/RE Build Back Better letter to the Biden Administration?
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
2030 Commitment / learning from signatory firms
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
book now for the AIA LA COTE's 1.5C event on March 5+12
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Don't Miss this Conference on How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!
0 2 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!
0 2 months ago by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
Michelle Amt, AIA on Design the Future podcast / Women in Sustainability
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
LPA on design leadership
0 2 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA Historic Resources Committee Embodied Carbon Webinar
0 3 months ago by Jill H. Gotthelf AIA, FAPT
Building Electrification Technology Roadmap: study & webinar
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA Historic Resources Committee Webinar
0 3 months ago by Jill H. Gotthelf AIA, FAPT
AIA2030 presentations from firms that made the targets
0 3 months ago by Thomas R. Bassett-Dilley AIA
Lynn Simon, FAIA on Design the Future podcast
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Editorial from the NYT: NAHB has secret agreement with the ICC
2 3 months ago by Don G. Murphy AIA
Original post by Christopher Craven AIA
COTE news / January/February 2021
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
performance based targets in new construction / webinar on 2/11, 1pm ET
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
The Missing Link in the Epic Narrative of City versus Countryside
1 3 months ago by Thomas Hirsch FAIA
Original post by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Call for submissions on the topic of 'Climate Action' in architecture (AIA YAF)
0 3 months ago by Beresford Pratt AIA
HOK's Anica Landreneau on Design the Future podcast
0 3 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Global Warming Potential (GWP) in Heat Pump Refrigerants?
4 4 months ago by James D. Carr AIA
Original post by Troy Kashanipour
AIA COTE Top Ten 2021 / deadline ahead: January 20, 2021
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
The Resilience Factor: Commercial Interiors, Climate Change, and Occupant Wellbeing / an AIAU course
0 4 months ago by Kira L. Gould
COTE news / November/December 2020
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Scott Shell op-ed on phasing out gas 7 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
[1LU HSW] Energy Efficiency in Tenant Spaces (TEOP for Architects)
0 5 months ago by Paola Capo
How your ride can best combat climate change
1 5 months ago by Palmer W. Hafdahl AIA
Original post by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
Putting The Building To Work For You: The Business Case For Healthy Buildings
1 5 months ago by Melissa A. Kops AIA
Net zero- Deep Energy Retrofit- Pretty Good House- Ener Phit?- Existing Single family Sustantial Renovation
0 5 months ago by Kathleen A. Sullivan AIA
decarbonization / electrification / new Continuing Ed piece in Architectural Record
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA COTE Top Ten Awards 2021 / call for entries
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Ed Mazria's letter to the UNFCC
1 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Katie Swenson on Design the Future podcast
0 5 months ago by Kira L. Gould
AIA Materials Pledge
3 5 months ago by Franziska R. Amacher
Original post by Lona Rerick AIA
free event on positive energy buildings as the least cost option
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Corona Destroys the Environment - Could It Help it Too?
0 6 months ago by Nikolaus H. Philipsen FAIA
thoughts from an industry veteran about the nature of design firms
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
the Death and Life of the Resilient City Movement.
0 6 months ago by Kira L. Gould
Apply - 2021 AIA Volunteer Committees | STEM and Funding from DOE
0 6 months ago by Nissa Dahlin-Brown Assoc. AIA
AIA New Orleans - RISING: Symposium for Climate and Equity
0 6 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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If you missed the 2020 Top Ten Toast, download a recording here

A big thank you to our partners: 
Founding partner: Building Green
Premier partners: Kingspan, Sherwin-Williams
Sustaining partners: GAF Roofing, KawneerLucifer Lighting Company, ROCKWOOL
Green partners: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKSThornton Tomasetti, Skanska
Allied partners:TLC Engineering

GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

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