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

Call for COTE Chairs - Spring 2018

It is customary for BSA committee chairs to step down after 3 years, and our intention is to honor this tradition in order to provide a new leadership opportunity for the right candidate/s. This is where you come in: we are officially issuing an “open call” for anyone wanting to lead BSA COTE for the next 3 years.

If you're interested in learning more about how to become a COTE chair, please contact Steven Burke at sburke@consigli.com, Blake Jackson at blake.jackson@stantec.com, or Susan Green at sgreen@architects.org

Thank you for considering!

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AIA COTE Knowledge Community
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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...

The 2016 white paper information can be found here.

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

Upcoming Events

May 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mixed Reality to Visualize Climate Change Many municipalities and regions are undertaking assessments to develop scenarios of how climate change will...

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

May 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Building City Resilience through Water Infrastructure Waterfront cities face increasing challenges due to their relationship with water and the...
May 15, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Toward a Scientific Basis for Architectural Design Dr. Horsburgh, Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Medicine at Boston University Schools...
April 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mirror, Mirror on the - Roof? A brief history of active core sunlighting Natural lighting is the most efficient form of renewable power because it is...
April 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Please join the BSA Codes Committee and Committee on the Environment in learning more about the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC)....
March 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Prepare to Present @ ABX 2018 Come discuss ideas, get input from colleagues, get help creating a proposal (which is due March 31), and enjoy a small...
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