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AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.New for this year, COTE significantly revised their sustainable design criteria to include topics including: impact on health, wellness and economy. In the past, projects were selected largely based on predicted performance, rather than using measured data from occupied buildings. Since 2014, former Top Ten Award recipients have been invited to submit post-occupancy data and narratives to be recognized with a single COTE ?Top Ten Plus? award each year. Starting this year, these tracks have been merged ? the ?Plus? designation will now denote projects with ?exemplary performance data and post occupancy lessons.? Learn ...
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