DOE Presents "Green Community: The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment 2008 Top Ten Green Projects"

November 17, 2008

On November 12, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the "Building for the 21st Century Lecture Series" held at the National Building Museum, featuring Lance Davis and Greg Mella from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE).


AIA, based in Washington, D.C., is a professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners. The organization sponsors continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure and is currently remodeling their headquarters to showcase the best in sustainable design, products, practices, and methodologies.


Mr. Davis and Mr. Mella discussed design innovations, sustainable strategies, and energy efficiency metrics while showcasing the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions as selected by COTE for AIA. The presentation detailed the COTE Measures of Sustainability, which include sustainable design intent, light and air, materials and construction, and seven others.


Mr. Davis currently serves as a sustainable design expert at the U.S. General Services Agency where he has assisted with several groundbreaking reports. Mr. Mella is a principal at SmithGroup and has served as a project architect on numerous sustainable buildings, including the LEED Platinum-rated Chesapeake Bay Foundation Headquarters.


Learn more by reading the presentation (PDF 4.8 MB). Download Adobe Reader.