The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
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.
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.
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.
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.
Architect: SmithGroup, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Location: Berkeley, CA
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.
Architect: Morphosis Architects
Owner/Submitted By: U.S. General Services Administration
Location: San Francisco, CA
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.