The November 13th meeting will feature guest speaker Richard Graves, AIA, (CSBR), updating COTE members on progress in developing a zero energy code in Minnesota. This topic was featured last month in the Ed Mazria, FAIA, keynote at our A’20 MN conference. He’ll discuss current Minnesota zero code efforts, and will be seeking input from attendees on proposed changes.

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The Committee on the Environment (COTE) 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.

Co-Chairs: Alan D’Souza, AIA, and Marco Vincent, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Deanna Christiansen, Hon. AIA MN 
Meeting Date: Second Friday of the month