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The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

CalPERS - Photo Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto PhotographicsArastradero Preserve Gateway FacilityUC Merced Library and Information Technology Center - Photo: Tim GriffithMolecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David WakelyUnited States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim Griffith
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CalPERS - Photo Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

Arastradero Preserve Gateway Facility

UC Merced Library and Information Technology Center - Photo: Tim Griffith

Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely

United States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim GriffithUnited States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo

For their achievement in combining exceptional design, environmental sensitivity, and energy efficiency, five California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2007 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.

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

  • CalPERS - Photo Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics
  • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters

    Year: 2007
    Architect: Pickard Chilton
    Owner/Submitted By: California Public Employees Retirement System
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Award of Honor

    The CalPERS building complex offers office and retail space, proposed housing, and two levels of below-grade parking. The building has successfully responded to the city's urban fabric as well as the client's sustainable design goals. Its careful planning and construction allowed the building to perform 28% better than Title 24 minimum standards and attain LEED® Gold certification.

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  • Arastradero Preserve Gateway Facility
  • Arastradero Preserve Gateway Facility

    Year: 2007
    Architect: Arkin Tilt Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: City of Palo Alto
    Location: Palo Alto, CA
    Award of Merit

    This 622-acre preserve, located on the outskirts of Palo Alto, is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The restoration of this preserve habitat was made possible primarily with volunteer labor through partnerships with the local land stewards. The emphasis of this restoration was on minimizing ecological impact, which was achieved through its small size, the use of natural materials, and energy independence.

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  • UC Merced Library and Information Technology Center - Photo: Tim Griffith
  • UC Merced Library and Information Center

    Year: 2007
    Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
    Owner/Submitted By: University of California Merced Physical Planning Design & Construction
    Location: Merced, CA
    Award of Merit

    The UC Merced Library and Information Technology Center is both a work of art and a functional and efficient structure. The broad arcades, louvers and overhangs of the building allow shade while still maximizing the amount of daylighting and keeping a close connection with the outdoors.

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  • Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely
  • Molecular Foundry

    Year: 2007
    Architect: SmithGroup, Inc.
    Owner/Submitted By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Citation Award

    The 95,692 ft 2 Molecular Foundry was created to symbolize the advanced nature of nanoscience research and is a testament to modern technology. Built on a steep site between two existing buildings, the facility's energy consumption was reduced by over 27% relative to Title 24 energy standards. Although the building currently earns a LEED Silver rating, it is now on track to achieve Gold. This high performance was accomplished through water efficiency, energy performance, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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  • United States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim Griffith
  • United States Federal Building, San Francisco

    Year: 2007
    Architect: Morphosis Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: U.S. General Services Administration
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Citation Award

    The San Francisco Federal Building is a testament to design excellence and sustainable architecture. The building is meant to serve the tenants and the community and does so with the highest design aspirations and innovative technology. The 18-story project houses a healthy work environment as well as resources for public use, such as a café, a childcare center, and a conference center.

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