Design Awards Sustainability Spreadsheet - How-to Session

July 15, 2020
4:30 - 5:30 PM
via Zoom (info to be sent to registered attendees)
Registration is required
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In 2019 the AIA adopted the Framework for Design Excellence as the set of guidelines and requirements to assess project performance, recognizing that Design is not just about aesthetic components, but how buildings perform for people. Along with many of our peer Chapters, AIA Philadelphia has taken the lead on incorporating the Framework into our Design Awards program over the past two years. The Framework for Design Excellence is made up of 10 measures, formerly known as the COTE Top Ten.

This year, for the first time, jurors will review the information provided in the Sustainability Spreadsheet in addition to the traditional Project Submission, for all projects, not only projects that are interested in a sustainability recognition. Each project submitted must have a form filled out in order to be a complete submission. The form is intended to be downloaded, filled out, and submitted in spreadsheet form,

In addition, the same spreadsheet being used for the AIA PA Design Awards and the AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards this year as well.

Join leaders from the Philadelphia Committee on the Environment (COTE) for an in-depth review of the spreadsheet, focusing on how to use it, how it works, and how it should fit into your overall Project Submission. We will include a question-and-answer portion, so please feel free to download and explore it in advance of the session.

For more information, please contact:
AIA Philadelphia Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Jonathan Weiss, [email protected], or Sherman Aronson, [email protected]