AIA to create new resilience curriculum for architects

A new resilience curriculum for architects is being developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and will start to be implemented next year. 
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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.

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AIA announces top 10 green projects of 2016

Projects exemplifying sustainable architecture were selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE) for its Top Ten Green Projects of 2016 award, including the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego. 
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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.

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GSA adopts land development and management rating system

Land development and management rating system SITES has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for its capital construction program. 
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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.

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