Committee on the Environment

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 latest newsletter (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here >

A big thank you to our sponsors: 
Founding sponsor: Building Green
Presenting sponsor: GAF Roofing 

Sustaining sponsor: Lucifer Lighting Company
Green sponsors: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKSThornton Tomasetti
Allied sponsors: NOVIDESA, Skanska, Integral Group

Supporting sponsors: Brooks+ScarpaHumanScale

GAF x COTE: The Top Ten Toolkit

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

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