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: Sherwin-WilliamsSustaining partners: GAF Roofing, Milliken, ROCKWOOL, Andersen WindowsGreen partners: EPIC MetalsAllied partners: TLC Engineering, Sierra Pacific Windows
GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
Many thanks to 30 years of AIA National COTE Advisory Group members! Download the list of volunteers* from 1990-2020 attached to see who's contributed over the years.*We believe this list is missing some names (from years for which records are incomplete, including 1995 and 2000 through 2003). If you can help us fill those gaps, or if you notice any other errors, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.