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The 2006 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s OfficeSanta Rita Elementary School - Photo Credit: Dave EdwardsOak Park Joint-Use Library FrontSun Valley Branch LibraryFranchise Tax BoardSonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball CourtToyota South Campus – Torrance - At Night
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San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s Office

Santa Rita Elementary School - Photo Credit: Dave Edwards

Oak Park Joint-Use Library Front

Sun Valley Branch Library

Franchise Tax Board

Sonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball Court

Toyota South Campus – Torrance - At Night

For their achievement in combining exceptional design, environmental sensitivity, and energy efficiency, seven California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2006 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards program.

Every year, the recognition program, sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric®, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), acknowledges the extra time and effort it takes to successfully integrate architectural excellence and energy efficiency.

This year, two exceptional projects rose to the top to receive Awards of Honor. Two other outstanding projects received Awards of Merit and three noteworthy projects received special citations.

“These winning projects are responsive to their location, addressing their climate and also the potential for integrated use of outdoor areas,” said the jurors. “The best design solutions focus on both the building and the site, and also relate to the community context.”

The jurors agreed that the highly inventive solutions represented by the winners would be instructive to other designers in California and throughout the nation.

  • San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s Office
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory and Coroner's Office

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
    Owner/Submitted By: County of San Mateo
    Location: San Mateo, CA
    Award of Honor

    The mission of this highly secure 24/7 investigation laboratory for scientists and administration was to create a new facility for a new millennium. As the first building the County would construct in the 21st century, primary design objectives were to provide users with tools for long-term flexibility and to accommodate evolving research methods. The 29,000-square-foot building reflects the most progressive advances available in science, sustainability, and energy efficiency (38 percent better than Title 24) and conservation.

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  • Santa Rita Elementary School - Photo Credit: Dave Edwards
  • Santa Rita Elementary School

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Gelfand Partners Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: Los Altos School District
    Location: Los Altos, CA
    Award of Honor

    Santa Rita Elementary School, an existing public school project on 14 acres, modernized permanent buildings, added classrooms, and converted an existing classroom to new school offices. The 21,000-square-foot project qualified for a Savings By Design incentive as well as state energy efficiency grants by beating Title 24 by 35 percent through a combination of envelope improvements, increased daylight, daylight compensation lighting controls, and innovative HVAC.

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  • Oak Park Joint-Use Library Front
  • Oak Park Joint-Use Library

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux
    Owner/Submitted By: Oak Park Unified School District/Ventura County
    Location: Oak Park, CA
    Award of Merit

    Oak Park Joint-Use Library, a unique partnership between the Oak Park Unified School District and Ventura County, is the City’s first civic building. The 9,400-square-foot project offers a challenging program of balancing the needs of high school students and the public while supporting the library’s mission of being a high performance, sustainable building. The resulting design performed 27 percent better than Title 24 requirements with a simple, cost-effective plan that organized space for easy monitoring.

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  • Sun Valley Branch Library
  • Sun Valley Branch Library

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux
    Owner/Submitted By: City of Los Angeles
    Location: Sun Valley, CA
    Award of Merit

    This project is a replacement building for a smaller library on the same site, encompassing 12,500 square feet on one acre of land. It is one of 32 projects in the 1998 Library Bond Program and one of only two projects to achieve a Gold level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Franchise Tax Board

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
    Owner/Submitted By: State of California, Department of General Services
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Citation Award

    The project team sought to design a new facility that had a positive impact on people’s well being, comfort, social interaction, and productivity. Their vision was to create a sustainable and energy efficient workplace that was flexible to daily and long-term change, enhanced the surrounding community, and embraced the site’s amenities.

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  • Sonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball Court
  • Sonoma State University Recreation Center - Rohnert Park

    Year: 2006
    Architect: LPA, Inc.
    Owner/Submitted By: Sonoma State University
    Location: Rohnert Park, CA
    Citation Award

    The university had two major design goals for this project: to create a gathering space for the students and to demonstrate the campus’s commitment to sustainability. This two-story recreation and fitness center houses a signature climbing wall, one- and two-court gymnasiums, fitness and common areas, locker rooms and support spaces. It also serves to define the entry space to the campus’ Central Quadrangle.

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  • Toyota South Campus – Torrance - At Night
  • Toyota South Campus

    Year: 2006
    Architect: LPA, Inc.
    Owner/Submitted By: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
    Location: Torrance, CA
    Citation Award

    Located at Toyota’s North American Headquarters, the South Campus consists of five three-story buildings, totaling 624,000 square feet. In addition to the program requirement of providing office space for the financial and customer services groups, the facility provides amenities for dining, training and an event courtyard for the entire Toyota population. The campus expansion demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to the environment using the corporation’s process green initiatives.

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