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The Committee on the Environment is to accelerate the Minnesota architecture community’s implementation of sustainable design, and to shape and advocate for policies that meet the urgent need for climate action, environmental justice, and a regenerative future. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance. Join us to: 

  • Learn how to speak to legislators and help shape AIA Minnesota’s climate action-oriented policy work;
  • Expand your skills in sustainable design and environmental justice;
  • Strengthen and learn from our network of sustainable design subject matter experts; and 
  • Share our vision of a sustainable future with clients and the public.

Join the COTE mailing list to get 1-2 emails per month with information on monthly meetings and upcoming events. 

AIA Reports from COP 26

For the first time in our history, AIA has a delegation attending COP26, the global climate action conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Check out daily reports on all the action!

Live from COP26 Oct 31

Live from COP26 Nov 1

Live from COP26 Nov 2

Live from COP26 Nov 4 thru 6

Summary in The Urbanist

Upcoming Industry Events

Hosting an event of interest to COTE members? Complete this form to be added to the AIA Minnesota website! Please tag your event to the kCOTE committee to appear on this page.

View our Charter.

Co-chairs: Thea Rozenbergs, AIA and Sara Curlee, AIA
Co-chair elect: Laura Eder, AIA
Staff liaisons:
Sheri Hansen and Deanna Christiansen, Hon. AIA MN
Meeting date: Second Friday of the month, 12:00 pm