Projects showcase excellence in sustainable design principles, reduced energy consumption
The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and its Top Ten Green Projects are seeking submissions for its2012 awards program. The program recognizes the benefits of sustainable design and acknowledges architects as leaders in the creation of environmentally responsible design solutions.
All architects licensed in the United States are eligible to submit entries, regardless of project size, budget, style, building type or location. New buildings and renovations/restorations are eligible. Projects must be built and completed after 2002 and at least three months prior to the submission deadline.
The registration and submission deadline is Jan. 23. Registration is required for each project submitted. Discounted registration fees are available for AIA members. Technical review of the entries will be held in February 2012. Submitters may be asked to clarify or provide additional information. Notification of the jury decision is slated for April 2012.
Winning projects will be recognized May 17-19 with an AIA/COTE award certificate and acknowledged in the national press, on the AIA website and at the AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C.
For more details, visit www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab086553.pdf.
The Committee on the Environment 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. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance. For more information, visit the COTE website: www.aia.org/cote.
About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. Visit www.aia.org. Twitter: http://twitter.com/AIA_Media