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 Now: Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Tenant Improvement and Renovation Projects with Integrated Systems Packages

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What You Can Do Now: Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Tenant Improvement and Renovation Projects with Integrated Systems Packages


Paul A. Mathew, Ph.D
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

What are Integrated System Packages?

Upgrading existing commercial buildings through energy efficiency retrofits will …

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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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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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Resilient Design: Why It’s Important to Architects

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By: William Melby, FAIA


What is Resilient Design?                            

The AIA CA Resilience Design Committee has developed the following definition to guide it efforts:

Resilient Design is planning and designing our built environment to sustain probable impact from progressive climate change

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Things YOU can do to help with the Climate Emergency

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You may have heard as AIA CA shouted from the green rooftops that the time is NOW to declare a climate emergency. That’s right, AIA CA AIA officially declared a climate emergency. And now, we call on every member
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Things You Can do Now: Energy Modeling

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What Is An Energy Model?

In essence, an energy model is a set of computer-generated calculations that help designers compare design options and predict anticipated energy consumption of a building and its systems. As technologies have advanced, so has the …

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Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW: Passive Design

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Authors: Bill Burke & Elena Nansen


 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW: Passive Design

This short article on Passive Design is next in the series, What you can do RIGHT Now. This article is specifically for a practitioner who is …

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