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 latest on COTE news (and follow us on Twitter). To learn about the Framework for Design Excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures), click here.Did you miss the 2021 Top Ten Toast, download a recording 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: Kingspan, Sherwin-WilliamsSustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Kawneer, Milliken, ROCKWOOLGreen partners: Autodesk, EPIC Metals, HKS, Thornton Tomasetti, SkanskaAllied partners: TLC Engineering, Sierra Pacific Windows
GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
We invite you to join in COTE's mission of promoting cutting-edge sustainability and the integration of design, high performance, and practice. Our over 11,000 members are design and construction professionals who care deeply about the impact the built environment has on the natural, and who are willing to continue to learn about innovative design techniques, products, and systems that can enhance .Promotion of your company will include advertisement on the AIA COTE website, monthly newsletters, social media, and special events reaching professionals interested in your products or services.Thank you to our current partners: Founding partnerBuilding Green Premier partner KingspanSherwin-WilliamsSustaining partnerLucifer Lighting Company GAF RoofingKawneerROCKWOOLGreen partnerAutodeskEPIC Metals HKSThornton TomasettiSkanskaAllied partnerTLC EngineeringSierra Pacific Windows