American Institute of Architects Select their 2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

May 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

The COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, now in its 15th 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.

Most importantly, three of the top ten projects include greenroofs. Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, the First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, WI, and the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, BC all showcase vegetated architecture. Here’s to the AIA for recognizing the role greenroofs play in sustainable design!

See the AIA press release and the AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Web site. [4.14.11]

2011 COTE Top Ten Award Winners with Green Roofs:

Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA

First Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, WI
Project Database ID#816:

Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Project Database ID#545:


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