The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.
COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable and resilient design. AIA Pittsburgh’s COTE has three sub-committees:
- Education: Offering talks and seminars on sustainability and resilience topics
- Mass Timber: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of tall/mass timber construction in Pennsylvania.
- Deconstruction / Reuse/ Circular Economy: Advocating for building material reuse as a vital component of our region’s economy and sustainability goals.
The COTE meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5pm.