The 2005 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
“Casa Nueva” Santa Barbara County Office Building
Global Ecology Research Center
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
The Audubon Center at Debs Park
Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center
Morgan Hill Aquatics Center
Natural Resources Defense Council Interior
Solana Pacific Elementary School
For their expert integration of energy efficiency with outstanding architectural design, eight nonresidential projects in California have received honors as the culmination of the 2005 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards.
“Between the record number of entries and the general evolution of expertise in energy efficient design, this year’s competition was intense,” commented Charles Angyal, FAIA, Chief Architect at San Diego Gas & Electric. “But the deserving winners still rose solidly to the top, setting new standards for the design community.”
The jurors cited the projects’ masterful use of design to create beautiful, high quality working and learning environments that seamlessly integrate energy efficiency.
Architect: Blackbird Architects, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Santa Barbara County
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Award of High Honor
Resting on an airy rise in a campus of county buildings, this 28,000 square foot office building houses 105 employees. Costing no more than conventional construction, the project’s vibrant workspaces encourage users to tune into their own environment with an open floor plan, user-controlled daylighting, operable windows and HVAC system. A trellis of simple yet dramatic shade fabric and flowering wisteria shields the south and west sides from seasonal heat gain.
Architect: EHDD Architecture
Owner/Submitted By: Carnegie Institute of Washington
Location: Stanford, CA
Award of Honor
This research facility at Stanford University houses 45 researchers and staff in roughly 25,000 square feet. Its functions include laboratory, office, workshop, greenhouse, and storage space. The project team set an overall goal of 50 percent lower energy use than Title 24 while maintaining a very modest construction budget and meeting the strictest standards for safe air management in the lab and excellent indoor air quality in the offices. In addition, strategies such as natural daylighting and radiant heating/cooling assure optimum occupant thermal, and acoustic and visual comfort.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Long Beach Unified School District
Location: Long Beach, CA
Award of Merit
Located in a once blighted downtown redevelopment area, this K-5 school was envisioned in combination with a community park as a catalyst for redevelopment and community pride. It includes classrooms, an onsite health clinic, a joint use gymnasium, hard courts, and a lunch shelter. Sited on an extremely restrictive 2.5 acres, it encompasses 75,000 square feet of enclosed space and performs 29.3 percent better than Title 24 requirements.
Architect: EHDD Architecture
Owner/Submitted By: The Audubon Center at Debs Park
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Award of Merit
This nature center is purposely sited in an ecologically degraded native habitat on the edge of an under-utilized public park two miles from downtown Los Angeles. The center is a staging area for bringing children outdoors into nature and includes a multipurpose class/meeting room, offices and reception areas, a children’s garden, interpretative trails, kitchen, storage, library, restrooms, and parking. The 6,747 square foot building is 100 percent solar-powered and its Title 24 compliance margin with renewable energy is 110.5 percent.
Architect: Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects
Owner/Submitted By: USDA Forest Service
Location: Lone Pine, CA
Sited on 12 acres in a picturesque valley near Mount Whitney, this 6,000 square foot facility combines exhibit space, a bookstore, inventory preparation and storage areas, pubic restrooms, office area and foyer with information and permit counters. In designing this energy efficient project, The design team integrated lightshelves and sun shades, a ground source heat pump, high-albedo roofing, and fenestration that minimizes heat gain and loss and maximizes views of Mt Whitney.
Architect: ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Owner/Submitted By: City of Morgan Hill
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
This recreational and competitive aquatic facility includes an 8,825 square foot building on 8.5 acres of a flat, rural site. It integrates design, energy saving features, and programming to create an outdoor social center with four pools and low-maintenance support buildings. Among its most innovative energy-saving features is the use of windscreens to reduce pool heating costs by 40 percent. The overall project exceeds Title 24 standards by 21 percent.
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Natural Resources Defense Council
Location: San Francisco, CA
This office interior renovation comprises 19,700 square feet on two floors of an existing downtown office building constructed in 1927. The project includes private offices, open work areas, conference rooms, and a law library. The design minimizes energy use, maximizes comfort, enhances access to daylight, views, and indoor air quality, uses recycled/renewable/non-toxic materials, and implemented aggressive water management and indoor air quality during construction. It boasts a Title 24 compliance margin that exceeds 50 percent.
Architect: HMC Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Solana Beach School District
Location: San Diego, CA
Designed to take advantage of on-shore breezes for natural passive cooling, this 80,000 square foot school serving 550 students exceeds Title 24 requirements by 27 percent. The project also maximizes occupant thermal comfort, indoor air quality and use of recycled materials.