COTE®: Kickoff to 2030 Commitment Program Workshop Series

Friday, January 14, 2022

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Paul will be announcing our upcoming workshop tentatively scheduled for April 2022, and a short summary of the goals of the workshop, before introducing a previously recorded session prepared by AIA and 2030 Professional Series with Ed Mazria.

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon-neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

The design process is an important element in the creation of next-generation buildings that meet the 2030 Challenge targets. In the first course of the AIA+2030 Online Series, we will explore the design processes to produce high-performance and carbon-neutral buildings, including the Integrative Design Process (IDP). We will explore collaborative strategies that can achieve low energy outcomes, and how these strategies can be used as a roadmap throughout the design process. In particular, we will examine defining core, early design decisions such as building form and orientation.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the 2030 Challenge, its baselines and metrics, and what design processes are needed to achieve 2030 Challenge targets.
  • Explain how an energy-efficient design process differs from traditional design.
  • Identify specific characteristics of an energy-efficient and integrative design process.
  • Explain the importance of energy analysis and assessment throughout the design process


Paul McKeever
Associate Principal, tvsdesign
AIA Atlanta COTE Chair

Date and time

Friday, January 14, 2022
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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