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AIA Committee on the Environment Knowledge Community
The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design...

Committee Chairs
Blake Jackson AIA /
Steven L. Burke, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, AP O+M /
The Committee on the Environment is part of the Building Technologies Commission.

Upcoming Events

October 26, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Healthy Material Summit Join the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, the BSA, and CSI for the premiere materials event of the year, the Healthy Materials...
November 30, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Construction and Demolition Materials Best Management Practices Join RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts for a conversation about how to increase...


Thank you for taking the extraordinary step of signing the AIA 2030 Commitment. The next step is to aggregate data from...
The following individuals are running for leadership positions for COTE and will help lead a discussion of the future of BSA...
Presentation PDF from 07.08.2015 available for download here
On June 19th a Forum on Sustainable Public Policy was held at BSA Space, jointly sponsored by USGBC/MA and AIA Massachusetts...
AIA 2030 Commitment In 2013, BSA COTE members aggregated and analyzed anonymous data from participating Boston-area firms....
Many firms have taken the extraordinary step of signing the AIA 2030 Commitment. The Boston Society of Architects Committee...
Hello COTE members and Green Design Community! COTE needs your help. This is our collective committee- to keep it...

Past Events

October 19, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Building Material Transparency: managing fluorescent lamps safely and legally Join us to explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding the...
June 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Leading environmentalist, author and advocate Paul Hawken joins the AIA New England Committee on the Environment and others concerned for the...
May 18, 2016 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"Should we become WELL certified?" This is a question sustainability managers will soon need to be able to answer, especially as the WELL Building Standard is meant to fill gaps in the current LEED certifications. There are a lot of questions surrounding this performance based rating system, and the evening will bringing together some answers. This informative panel discussion on the WELL Building Standard hosted by the IFMA Boston Sustainability Committee, in partnership with other local associations.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

May 18, 2016 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

The BSA Committee on Resilient Environments and Healthcare Facilities Committee welcome you to a presentation by Steve Friedman, PE, director of facilities engineering design and construction for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Friedman will be presenting on his experience designing for Infrastructure Resiliency in Healthcare, examining his work for MSKCC post Hurricane Sandy.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs/HSW are available

April 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion with Michael Mehaffy, author of Design for a Living Planet, who will be joined by Jennifer Light, MIT professor of science, technology and society, and author of The Nature of Cities. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE), the Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Foundation for Modern Architecture

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available

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