Marsha Maytum started 2019 as the new Chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), a Knowledge Community within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) dedicated to advancing sustainable design, building science, environmental issues and policy. In February she traveled to Washington, DC to participate in Congressional meetings with House and Senate leaders to discuss the Green New Deal, the proposed national infrastructure bill, and a new tax depreciation plan to incentivize investment in building energy efficient projects.