Washington DC area architects and allied professionals creating a sustainable future.
Our mission is to promote the awareness and practice of sustainable design and green building with the participation of design firms, organizations, and individuals who support this endeavor.
Our organization has many programs and initiatives planned this year, such as the Festival of the Building Arts at the National Building Museum and various presentations on Sustainable Design. Find out more about how to become involved.
see Task Groups
Everyone is welcome, architects, non-architects, AIA members, and non-members alike. Meetings are held the Second Wednesday of every month at the District Architecture Center. Check our Events Calendar for the next meeting location. Happy hour starts at 5:30 and meetings kick off at 6:15. Every meeting has a speaker, and is followed by closing comments on what's green in DC, upcoming events, and task group reviews. Past meeting notes are available. See Meeting Notes for more information, or to join our email list contact COTEdc.
Summer Solstice Celebration –U.S. Botanic Garden, June
Big Build – National Building Museum, Fall
Green Tie Affair, in conjunction with NCR USGBC, AEE, and IIDA Mid-Atlantic, Winter
Chair – Tove Anderson
Vice Chair – Juila Siple
Treasurer – Susan Gust
Secretary – Taylor Clark
Fundraiser – Ryan Arnold
COTEdc strives to provide programs and resources for everyone with an interest in sustainable design and building. Spread the word about green design and construction, or learn more about what YOU can do to make an impact.View COTEdc publications using the links to our tri-fold brochures below:
About COTEdc – A primer on our committee, goals, and annual programs.
Green Resources – Each component within a building works together to create a sustainable whole. Look here for guidance in material selection, distribution and manufacturers, and references for additional information.
Green Buildings – Interested in seeing built examples of green architecture? Start with our regional map of notable buildings.
Household Products – The importance of a healthy living environment is a significant green building issue that affects everyone in their daily realm. Learn about simple ways to use safe, healthy materials, increase energy efficiency, and find alternatives to hazardous products in the maintenance and upkeep of your home.
ZGF Sustainable Building Presentation
Home Sense, Greening Your Home: Save Money while Saving the Environment, by Tove Anderson and Sandra Eremic, published in architectureDC magazine, Spring 2006 homesense.pdf
Jan. 2009 Sustainable Design Consultants Presentation on LEED 2009 Click Here (Pdf)
Charities that accept building materials/appliances/furniture
Manna (202) 832.1646 - Periodic need, building new houses for homeless/halfway house needs
The Loading Dock (410) 728.3625 - Particularly like working appliances, have a warehouse
Habitat for Humanity DC (202) 882.4600; MD (301) 779.1912 - In Maryland, they have a store selling discounted materials to the needy
Hope and Home (202) 236.7790 - Small, only periodic need
As an all volunteer organization, COTEdc relies solely on annual sponsorships to support our educational and outreach programs. Depending on the level of interest, sponsors receive recognition on our printed materials, the website, and the AIA/DC on-line directory. If you're interested in helping COTEdc to promote the awareness of sustainable design, please contact Gretchen Maia or download our flyer or download our flyer.
Special thanks to the 2012 Sponsors of COTEdc
:Rock Creek Sponsors