AIA Tool Helps Design High Performance Buildings

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is releasing a tool that can help architecture firms design high-performance buildings.

The AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit presents strategies for achieving sustainable designs and provides criteria for evaluating a project after it is built. Applying the resources of the kit during the design process allows for architects to obtain the full potential of the tool. Additionally, it can help start a dialogue that facilitates an integrated design solution.

“The COTE Top Ten Toolkit is a resource, accessible to all architects, that closes the information gap to designing high performing, equitable, beautiful buildings,” notes Angela Brooks, FAIA, COTE chair and Principal at Brooks + Scarpa Architects Inc. “The toolkit is designed to provide relevant, general guidance to architects incorporating deep green principles from the beginning of every project.” 

Overall, the kit can assist all building projects in achieving more sustainability outcomes. It also consolidates current resources for architects.

AIA is committed to sustainability in the built environment and encourages all architects to participate in the 2030 Commitment.

Architects can access the AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit on the AIA website.

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