Ballinger’s David Hincher, AIA and HKS’s Julie Hiromoto, AIA led a group discussion at the Committee on the Environment (COTE) Open Forum at the national AIA Conference on Architecture. Participants engaged in small group discussions focused on aspects of the new AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit. As a member of the working group that developed the Toolkit, David shared insight about how this resource assists everyone to craft profoundly sustainable solutions. Launched in 2018, the Top Ten Toolkit is a collection of best practices, high-impact solutions, case studies, and resources that guides teams through the process of designing high-performance, equitable, beautiful buildings.
The Open Forum addressed the theme of this year’s Conference on Architecture, “Blueprint for a Better Future,” providing strategies and best practices for sustainable architecture.