AIA honors top 10 sustainable buildings of 2018

AIA honors top 10 sustainable buildings of 2018

As a lead-up to Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the 2018 recipients of its COTE Top Ten Awards. Honoring projects that have surpassed rigorous thresholds in integration, energy use, water conservation...

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded six libraries with the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Traditional roles of libraries are evolving. Today, libraries are designed with larger...

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. Several of this year’s winners have been noted for their green and sustainable approaches. The program...

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Product selection is a critical piece of an architect’s job. The more they learn about what is contained within the products chosen for buildings, the more they understand how important product selection can be. With the increasing emphasis on materials...

AIA selects 7 projects for Healthcare Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA Healthcare Design Awards program. The award program showcases the best health care building design and health care design-oriented research. Projects exhibit...

Architects endorse legislation enhancing, making permanent energy efficiency tax incentive

Architects endorse legislation enhancing, making permanent energy efficiency tax incentive

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) strongly voiced its support of bipartisan legislation that makes permanent a key energy efficiency tax incentive for owners and designers of energy efficient buildings and that expands its benefits to designers of hospitals, schools, tribal community facilities and other non-profits. H.R.

AIA 2030 Commitment expands beyond 400 architecture firms

AIA 2030 Commitment expands beyond 400 architecture firms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released 2030 by the numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practices to advancing the...

Study: Major job growth from energy-saving tax incentive

As many as 77,000 new design and construction jobs would be created annually over 10 years – along with almost $7.4 billion more in annual GDP – if Congress and the Trump Administration continue an important energy efficiency tax policy,...

Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

The nation’s capital long has been the center of the green building movement. The U.S.

5 ways to achieve high-performance buildings using energy modeling

5 ways to achieve high-performance buildings using energy modeling

In sustainable design and architecture, it can be hard to keep up with ever-changing approaches and methods. But it's also incredibly important to take advantage of sustainable methodologies like energy modeling. Here are five tips on using energy modeling in...

Industry groups to publish unified green building model code in 2018

Industry groups to publish unified green building model code in 2018

A partnership among the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the International Code Council, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. Green Building Council is continuing to work toward unification of ASHRAE's Standard...

AIA awards recognize sustainable design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has selected this year’s recipients of the Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. In its 21st year, the awards highlight projects that exemplify the...

AIA urges policymakers to keep carbon neutral goals for built environment

AIA urges policymakers to keep carbon neutral goals for built environment

As the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued eight principles governing how architects can mitigate climate change and urged the government to protect policies designed to conserve energy and reduce carbon in...

8 libraries recognized by AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected eight recipients to receive the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, several of which are sustainability standouts. The AIA and the ALA developed the award program to...

Born in the USA: Best new architecture by American firms

Born in the USA: Best new architecture by American firms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has declared the winners of its 2017 Institute Honor Awards, which recognize excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design projects from firms licensed in the United States. The awards are an opportunity to...

The truth about specification

The truth about specification

New AIA report sheds light on why architects favor certain materials over others, why it matters for architecture practices

Report: D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

Report: D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

A new report documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C., could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies. “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” authored by Capital E, documents how the district could save...

Premier building events co-locating for 2017

Greenbuild and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), two of the building industry’s largest events, will be co-located for 2017, organizers announced. The events will take place the week of Nov. 6-10 and both will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition...

Mixed results in design projects meeting carbon reduction targets

A recently report by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has assessed the work of firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon-neutral buildings by...

7 projects earn AIA National Healthcare Design Awards

7 projects earn AIA National Healthcare Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program, some of which have earned LEED certification. The award program showcases the best health care building...

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