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.Enjoy our latest on COTE news (and follow us on X and LinkedIn). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.Check out COTE's history and timeline. Starting a local COTE or sustainability group and need some guidance? Check out the AIA COTE Network Guide here.A big thank you to our partners: Founding partner: Building GreenPremier partners: Sherwin-WilliamsSustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Milliken, ROCKWOOL, Andersen WindowsGreen partners: EPIC Metals, Compass DatacentersAllied partners: TLC Engineering, Sierra Pacific Windows
Each year, the COTE Top Ten Awards and COTE Top Ten for Students program celebrate exceptional high-performing projects. In this virtual event, we "toast" the individuals behind those projects and explore what makes the projects so inspiring.
Recording of the 2021 COTE Top Ten Toast virtual event, hosted May 20, 2021.00:31:46