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DDX Hackathon, presented by the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)

This event has been moved to March 24. The previous date for this event was March 3.

The goal of this event is to help you better understand what data you need in order to report and how easy it can be to complete the DDx submission. Come work with experts and others to learn the process and support one another in meeting the reporting deadline. You can find all the details about the DDX program and the 2030 Commitment here.


I. Welcome (Alice, 8 minutes)

  • Introductions
  • Brief update on the AIAEB COTE context
  • Who’s online? Signatories, Annual or First Time Reporters, the Interested
  • Our [Bucket] Challenge

II .   Development of the AIA 2030 Commitment (Gwen, 12 minutes)

  • From Architecture 2030 Challenge to the AIA 2030 Commitment
  • Evolution of the Design Data Exchange –DDx framework 
  • Next developments–Design Awards, COTE Top Ten, the New Common App, and the DDx

III.  Overview of the AIA 2030 Commitment  (Seth, 20 minutes)

  •  Online Intro: What, why, how
  •  Signatory Letter (template)
  • Sustainability Action Plan (samples)
  • Firmwide use of 2030 commitment:  EUI literacy, tools, energy modeling
  • Beyond T24:  using EUI targets in early design
  •  Invitation to sign on

IV. Intro to Hacking the DDx (Gwen  30+ minutes)

  • Overview-admin
  • Data needed for entry
  • Sample reports
  • TIPS, Resources to share

V. Open livestream to Q&A 

  • Live audio questions (“raise hand,” unmute) (All, 30-45 minutes) 
  • Questions from the chat box
  • Open “screen share” option
  • COTE Super Spreadsheet & the COTE Top Ten Resources

VI.  Wrap-up- Next steps (Alice, 5 minutes) 


Mar 24 2021


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 24 2021
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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