Event COTE Meeting

February 4, 2021 - 5:30pm

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Sustainable Buildings: Preservation and Rehabilitation of the Tangible and Intangible

This month we’ll be talking about the Sustainable Buildings section of the ATX Climate Equity plan, more specifically about the importance of preservation and rehabilitation. Special guests, Daniel Kietzer and Shaun Auckland will present on how buildings play a significant role in impacting climate as well as culture.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about how circular design is being used for sustainable buildings and building materials.
  2. Learn about challenges and opportunities for building material reuse and recycling.
  3. Learn about the importance of the sense of place and culture incorporated into sustainable building design and planning.
  4. Learn about the economics of embodied carbon in existing buildings.
  5. The importance of evaluating strategies developed when preserving and rehabilitating buildings using an equity matrix.

Speaker Bios:

Daniel Kietzer

Daniel Kietzer is a program designer, facilitator and Director of Operations with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development. Reuse and recycling market development is his specialty, but he also dabbles in social entrepreneurship, sustainability in the built environment, water, carbon reduction, and a variety of other sustainability-related efforts in the US.

Shaun Auckland

Shaun Auckland has over 15 years of developing, leading, and implementing practical and efficient strategic waste diversion programs and projects within several sectors of the solid waste service industry, including construction, maintenance and operations, and policy development.   She is an inclusive leader passionate about building cross-functional teams to push forward impactful sustainability initiatives at regional and local levels.  She currently serves as the USGBC Central Texas Regional Council Chair.

1 LU/HSW (pending) for registered attendees. This event is free or offers CE credit with a paid ticket: $10 AIA/Allied Members; $20 Non-members.

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COTE monthly meetings occur the first Thursday of every month.
Each month will be dedicated to a different section in the ATX Climate Equity Plan:
Sustainable Buildings – February, March, April
Transportation and Land Use – May and June
Transportation Electrification – July and August
Food and Product Consumption – September
Natural Systems – October and November

About COTE

The committee reflects the profession's commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, and is dedicated to preserving the earth's capability of sustaining a shared high quality of life. COTE's mission is to lead and coordinate the profession's involvement in environmental and energy-related issues, and promote the role of the related issues and promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems. The AIA Austin Committee On The Environment (COTE) typically meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

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Committee Chair: Kendall Claus, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Committee Chair-Elect: Ashley Grzywa, AIA
Past Committee Chair: Miguel Walker
Staff Liaison: Rob Hoffman