White Paper: Climate Action in Design Awards

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COTE Network:
Raising the Bar: Bringing Climate Action into Design Awards Programs

By Henry Siegel, FAIA

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AIA California Climate Action Committee (formerly known as Committee on the Environment, or COTE) has been raising the bar for …

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What You Can Do Right Now: 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

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Climate Action: 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

Lionel Lemay | Executive VP, Structures and Sustainability, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association


The following is a list of strategies for reducing concrete’s carbon footprint through collaboration, design optimization and …

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The Art and Value of Collaboration

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Date: 4/19/22

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Description: As a small architecture firm with offices in San Francisco and the Boston area, Kuth Ranieri Architects has used collaboration to partner on a variety of projects of different scopes and

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Smart Carbon Goals: Life Cycle Assessment in Design Practice

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When: March 30th, 2022 12-1:30pm

Units: 1 LU/HSW  (pending approval)


Claire McConnell, BEMP | Associate, Mithun, Seattle

Since the release of the 2030 Challenge in 2006, energy efficiency has driven sustainability metrics in building design and construction.

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What You Can Do Right Now: Design for Daylight and Views

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Ample daylighting and window views can help make your next building net-zero, healthier, and more sustainable.

By Lisa Heschong, Fellow Illuminating Engineering Society

“Daylighting” is the process of designing and operating interior spaces to utilize natural daylight as their primary …

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The Governor Wants Climate Action

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Governor Newsom released his proposed State Budget on Monday.  The budget proposes to spend more than $284 billion, and includes a surplus that is expected to be more than $20 billion.  The State Budget that will be passed by the …

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Building Decarbonization Practice Guide: First Installment Now Available!

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AIA California announces the first installment of The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide: A Zero Carbon Future for the Built Environment is complete!

This first of four installments includes a 75-page release includes: Volumes 1 (Intro) & 2 (Universal Design Considerations)

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California Energy Commission Votes For Solar Mandate

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The California Energy Commission last week approved a new California Energy Code that increases solar mandates, battery storage, and heat pump technologies for space and water heating.  The proposed code, as adopted by the Energy Commission, now goes to the …

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