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  • In case you didn't see the Architecture 2030 newsletter / holiday greeting --  https://mailchi.mp/architecture2030/m4sqmvisds-1386453?e=9e0401bb28 ------------------------------ Kira Gould Principal Kira Gould CONNECT Oakland CA ----------------- ...

  • Worrying about the end of the world or the end of the week?   Those of us who recycle every possible scrap, buy organic food, drive an electric car, use a bicycle transit or Lyft, live in the City and practice mindfulness are depressed by the ...

  • I'm starting this as a new thread because this is an important topic, and I'm re-posting Larry Strain's comment because it got swallowed up by the Girls Scouts discussion. The question is; how do we make the best effort on carbon reduction? Here's ...

  • https://archinect.com/ features/article/150099103/ five-steps-to-becoming-a-more- responsible-architect-in-the- age-of-climate-change ------------------------------ Kira Gould Principal Kira Gould CONNECT Oakland CA ---------------------------- ...

  • This is great. Thank you! I especially like that they are including embodied carbon in their calculations of energy positive. Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED Fellow Principal - Design, Preservation and Sustainability Goody Clancy 420 Boylston ...

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  • By Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 AIA President AIA COTE ® Colleagues, While I’m not with you in Chicago, I’m very much with you in spirit. The desire to elevate sustainability, green building and climate change is what motivated me to give three ...

  • Image: Quito, Ecuador - United Nations Habitat III Conference on the New Urban Agenda By Phil Bona, AIA In a time of rapid change, generational transitions, and significant global population growth, attainable housing remains a fundamental need ...

  • By Larry Strain, FAIA In 2006, Ed Mazria woke up the design community by pointing out that buildings were responsible for a much larger portion of GHG emissions than we had previously been aware of. The current UN Environment Report puts it ...

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  • By @Michael R. Davis FAIA Looking back at AIA COTE ® federal advocacy efforts in 2018, most of our work was writing and delivering statements of opposition to planned EPA and Administration actions that we believed were diametrically opposed ...

  • Dear COTE ® Colleagues, My final newsletter of the year is dedicated to the amazing COTE ®  advisory board, the incoming 2019 Chair Marsha Maytum and Mary Ann Lazarus, past chair. The best part of collaborating with this amazing group of ...