Meeting Date: Second Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm

The AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE®) is a knowledge-based committee that educates and advocates for built environments that promote a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future for all communities and natural environments in North Texas.

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Committee Fair

January 23, 2023

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COTE Meet-Up

November 10, 2022

Committee On The Environment

The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

The committee reflects the profession’s commitment to providing healthy and safe environments for people and is dedicated to preserving the earth’s capability of sustaining a shared high quality of life. The committee’s mission is to lead and coordinate the profession’s involvement in environmental and energy-related issues and to promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.

COTE provides the AIA with knowledge about environmental issues and advises the Institute on environmental policy matters affecting the practice of architecture. The committee supports cooperation with educators and institutions of learning, manufacturers, government agencies, environmental organizations, and industry groups in advancing environmentally sound design processes and standards, as well as environmentally innovative materials and integrated systems.

Design Excellence Conference

The Design Excellence Conference brings together designers, engineers, consultants and product manufacturers to educate, share, and showcase best practices for achieving the goals of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence.  The Conference highlights sustainable practices and products as well as provides a venue for collaboration on ingredient disclosure and transparency as we work towards healthy materials and decarbonization of the building sector.  This event takes place every other year, with the next one scheduled for July 20, 2023.