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Sustainable design is at hand. This BSA committee covers green building, construction and operation practices and methods.

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

The 2016 white paper information can be found here.

Committee Chairs
Michael Grant AIA / michael.grant@stantec.com
Alejandra Menchaca / amenchaca@thorntontomasetti.com

Updates

Presentation PDF from March 15, 2017 available for download here
AIA + 2030 Professional Series   What 2012 attendees are saying: "It was refreshing to attend a course which was...
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...

Past Events

January 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Step by Step Design of a High Performance Façade

Behind every high performance project is a high performance façade. Designing an envelope that carefully manages solar heat gain and loss while enhancing the occupant experience and providing adequate connections to the outside can get tricky in a Northeast climates. Do all projects need to comply with 40% window-to-wall ratio? Is a low-e coating helpful in the summer, the winter, or both? Is exterior shading always the right answer? Join us in our first session of our “High Performance Toolkit” series, where Jeff Abramson AIA from Payette will walk the audience from the most basic principles in high performance envelope design to examples of some of the highest performance facades in the region.

For those who qualify, 2 LU/HSWs are available.

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January 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Life Regions and Cities… Global and Bioregional Realities Phil Loheed AIA, architect, polymath and president of Earthos Institute, will...
December 18, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Making PALs: Public Access Landscapes Landing Studio's Dan Adams will explain the process of making Public Access Landscapes, or PALs. The firm,...
December 12, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Large Scale Passive House: Applying Lessons Learned This session will explore the design and completion of The House at Cornell Tech, the world's...
December 11, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Designing for Flood Risk: European Strategies for Climate Adaptation Presenter: Adria Boynton, Resiliency Specialist, Weston & Sampson The...
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