Committee On The Environment

COTE Meetings

Committee on the Environment meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 12—1pm

AIA Houston
315 Capitol Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

COTE Happy Hour

May 28, 2014

COTE Happy Hour

March 27, 2014

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Free Art Supplies for Teachers

September 21, 2013

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AIA COTE Sample Recycling

September 16, 2013 - September 20, 2013

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AIA COTE Sample Recycling

February 4, 2013 - February 7, 2013

2030 Session 10

November 30, 2012

2030 Session 9

November 9, 2012


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.

As an open committee—that is, one that invites non-AIA member participation—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.


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