Washington – The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C.
The COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, now in its 16th year, is the profession's best known recognition program for sustainable design excellence. The program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.
They make a positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants and reduce environmental impacts through strategies such as reuse of existing structures, connection to transit systems, low-impact and regenerative site development, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable construction materials, and design that improves indoor air quality.
The 2012 COTE Top 10 Green Projects jury includes: Clark S. Brockman, AIA, SERA Architects, Inc.; Steve L. Dumez, FAIA, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects; Scott Shell, FAIA, EHDD Architecture; Laura Lee, FAIA, Carnegie Mellon University; Paul Schwer, PAE Consulting Engineers and Sue Barnett, Sue Barnett Sustainable Design.