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 Co-Chairs:
Laura Boyer, AIA, Nelson Edwards Company Architects, LLC                         
Paul Reslink, AIA, Paul Reslink, Architect, AIA                                                      

Randall Anway, AIA New Tapestry, LLC
Philippe Campus, AIA Philippe Campus Architect, LLC                                     
Tanya R. Cutolo, AIA The SLAM Collaborative
Cheryl B. Dieso, AIA Bryant Dieso LLC
David Dickson, Assoc. AIA Buchanan Architects LLC
Kathleen A. Dorgan, FAIA Dorgan Architecture & Planning
George Fellner, AIA Fellner Architects, LLC
Glenn R. Gollenberg, AIA The SLAM Collaborative
Karl B. Hennig, Assoc. AIA Pickard Chilton
Melissa Kops, AIA Pirie Associates Architects, LLC
Craig Lapinski Fuss & O’Neill 
Linda C. Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP Linda Reeder Architecture, LLC
John Asa Rountree IV, AIA Rountree Architects
Ross G. Spiegel, FAIA The SLAM Collaborative

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 Air Quality Regs
Connecticut Statutes RE Adhesives and Sealants
Section 22a-174-41 Architectural and Maintenance Coatings
Sections 40 and 41 Fact Sheet 2008

Essential Resources

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.

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