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Documents and Resources

May COTE Meeting: The Atlanta BeltLine – Its Past and Future To Be

May 13, 2022

The Atlanta BeltLine is connecting up Atlanta’s neighborhoods and implementing innovative urban environmental sustainability in architecture, landscaping, and engineering design along its 22 miles of new construction. Join Kevin Burke, Director of Design for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), as he reviews the progress and outcomes from the first 16 years of ABI’s transformative project.

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2030 Commitment Workshop Follow-up Document and Resources

April 21, 2022

COTE hosted a workshop on the 2030 Challenge to help demystify the AIA 2030 Commitment hurdles and highlight the rewards firms have had since signing up.

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2030 Commitment survey results

April 8, 2022

COTE conducted an online survey to gauge members’ understanding of and participation in the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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Virtual topics

Key info


Paul McKeever, AIA

Bill Abballe, AIA
AIA Advisor

Frances Hamilton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Ganesh Nayak, AIA
Educational Coordinator

Sustainable Sites
Chair: Open
Co-chair: Open

Water Efficiency
Chair: Meg Needle, AIA
Co-Chair: Open

Energy & Atmosphere
Chair: Kelly Roberts
Co-chair: Open

Indoor Environmental Quality/Materials & Resources
Chair: Bill Hotch, AIA
Co-chair: Open

Chair: Erich R. Swett
Co-chair: Open

Education & Outreach
Chair: Delton Moore
Co-Chair: Open

Outside resources

ASHRAE seeks to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems design and construction.

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Southface offers trainings on building performance, health and safety, energy and water, green infrastructure and green building certifications.

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Monthly meetings take place on the second Friday of every month from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. Meetings are currently virtual.

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