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The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Arastradero Preserve Gateway FacilityMolecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely
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Arastradero Preserve Gateway Facility

Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely

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.

  • 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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  • 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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