The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is now accepting submissions for the 2011 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects. The program, which is in its 15th year, seeks torecognize the benefits of sustainable design and acknowledge architects as leaders in the creation of environmentally responsible design solutions.

Projects submitted for consideration may be located anywhere in the world, but must have been designed by an architect licensed in the United States. Large and small projects, new construction and renovations, and any project type are welcome. Projects must be built and have been completed after 2001. The deadline for submission is 8 pm EST on January 24, 2011.

Projects associated with the 2011 jury members will be disqualified. The 2011 jury is composed of Joshua W. Aidlin of Aidlin Darling Design; Mary Guzowski of the University  of the Minnesota School of Architecture; Kevin Kampschroer of the General Services Administration; Mary Ann Lazarus of HOK; Jennifer Sanguinetti of BC Housing; and Lauren Yarmuth of YRG Sustainability Consultants.

To submit, firms must register their project online, pay the associated fee ($325 for AIA members; $450 for nonmembers); submit a completed set of copyright release forms; and upload all entry components via theofficial submittal site (aiatopten.org).

Entries will be reviewed in February 2011 and winners will be contacted in April 2011. The 2011 Top Ten Green Projects will be exhibited at the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in New Orleans, May 12-14, 2011.

For more information on the competition, including an overview, online submission tips, submission requirements, and frequently asked questions, visit aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAB086553.