From: Kara S. Strong [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 4:29 PM
Subject: AIA SDAT - Sustainable Design Professionals Needed

Sustainable Design Professionals Needed

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design, with the support of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), is looking for volunteers to participate in the Sustainable Design Assessment Team program (SDAT). SDATs bring together multidisciplinary teams of professionals from across the country to provide a road map for communities seeking to improve their sustainability-as defined by a community's ability to meet the needs of today without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs

The SDAT program is a community assistance program that focuses on the principles of sustainability. The program is based on the AIA's goal of helping communities create a sustainable relationship between humans, the natural environment, and place. By achieving balance between cultural, environmental, and economic systems, communities can sustain a place as a stage for human settlement.

In 2005, SDAT teams will assist communities in
* City of Pittsfield, MA
* City of Northampton, MA
* Cache County, Utah
* Oklahoma City, OK
* Forest City, N.C.

We are specifically looking for professionals, with a sustainable focus, in the following fields:
* Brownfield Redevelopment
* Economics
* Energy Efficiency
* Air Quality
* Hydrology and Water Quality
* Agriculture
* Transportation

Professionals interested in serving on an SDAT panel should email your contact information (name, address, email, and phone number), area of expertise, and your resume or CV to [log in to unmask]  If you wish to participate in the Cache County SDAT, and have experience in Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality, Hydrology or Water Quality, we will need your information by June 3, 2005. All other applicants should provide their information by June 17, 2005.

Teams will be selected based on their credentials and the specific needs of each community. Team members cannot reside in the same state as the community. Travel, lodging, and associated expenses will be covered or reimbursed but this is otherwise an unpaid position. In order to ensure that the teams maintain the highest level of objectivity, team members must agree not to accept work directly related to the SDAT project on which they serve for a period of three years after the assessment is complete.

For more information, please visit the SDAT website at , or email Kara Strong, [log in to unmask]

Please forward this information to the appropriate professionals, or let me know who I should contact.

Thank you for your assistance,


Kara S. Strong, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager
Sustainable Design Consulting
Phone: 301-578-1620
New Fax: 301-576-3807
Cell: 240-354-2097
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