AIA Connecticut Committees
Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Promotes the chapter’s involvement in sustainable and energy-related issues and educates its architect members in environmental matters. It promotes the role of architects in mitigating environmental damage.
All AIA Connecticut members are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the offices of AIA Connecticut on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. See Calendar for dates. (Schedule information subject to change.)
2018 Committee Chair:
Laura Boyer, AIA
Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP) General Permits
General Permit for Coastal Storm Response
General Permit for Minor Coastal Structures
General Permit for Coastal Maintenance
Tax Credits for Architects for Design of Government Owned Buildings:
Architects or designers may be entitled to a federal tax incentive recently extended by Congress. Under the tax code, architects who have implemented energy efficient designs for government owned buildings, such as public schools, airports, courthouses, libraries and student housing, are eligible to receive a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot. For example, if you designed an eligible building that is 100,000 SF, you will receive up to $180,000 of federal tax deductions, even though you have no basis in the property. Architects can also retroactively claim any missed deductions on buildings designed since 2006.
Connecticut Regulations and Statutes:
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Funds & Services
A presentation by The Conservation and Load Management
Department of United Illuminating
State regulations regarding VOCs:
Section 22a-174-41 – Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings: State regulations governing VOC content in paints and coatings.
Section 22a-174-44 – Adhesives and Sealants: State regulations governing VOC content in adhesives and sealants.