The Knowledge Community on the Environment (kCOTE) 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. kCOTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance.

Co-chairs: Theresa Olsen, AIA, and Mike Refsland, AIA
Staff liaison: Deanna Christiansen
Meeting date: Second Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 am at AIA Minnesota