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The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

CalPERS - Photo Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

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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