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.Expand your positive impact: Engage in our advocacy efforts. Enjoy our last newsletter (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.If you missed the 2020 Top Ten Toast, download a recording here. A big thank you to our partners: Founding partner: Building GreenSustaining partners: Lucifer Lighting Company, Kingspan Green partners: Autodesk, EPIC Metals, HKS, ROCKWOOL, WRNS, Skanska, Thornton ThomassetiAllied partners: BNIM, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, LMN, David Baker Architects, IntegralSupporting partners: Humanscale, Mahlum, BPKC, Opsis
GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
Click the link below to read more about the Framework for Design Excellence, based on the COTE Top Ten Measures.