The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced plans to implement a resilience curriculum for the professional development of architects by the beginning of 2017. The curriculum includes resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaption, community resilience, policy and practice-focused resources on AIA.org, research, and training.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has updated its commissioning certification program requirements offering recognition by U.S. government agencies for contracts requiring commissioning services.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected 10 projects exemplifying sustainable architecture and ecological design. The ‘Top 10 Green Projects’ program celebrates buildings with an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. SITES is the most comprehensive program from sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, developers, and policy-makers to align land development with innovative sustainable design.