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The 2010 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

For their achievement in combining architectural elegance with sustainability and energy efficiency, seven California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2010 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 and Sacramento Municipal Utility District, in conjunction with 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 commented that the best projects respond well to climate and have an excellent contextual response to their surrounding area, while maintaining maximum comfort. They added that a building’s expression is what sets it apart as award-winning sustainable design.

  • DPR Construction Net Zero Office

    Year: 2010
    Architect: Callison Architects, P.C.
    Owner/Submitted By: DPR Construction, Inc.
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Award of Merit

    The Opportunity:  take a typical suburban office building nearing obsolescence and turn it into a forward thinking, sustainable, and vibrant new home for our office.  This was the challenge facing us as we embarked on a rehabilitation of the one story tilt-up built in 1978.

    Water use is decreased by over 51% by replacing all existing fixtures with low-flow fixtures including solar-power, dual-flush toilets, waterless urinals, 0.5 gpm lavatories, and 1.25 gpm shower heads.

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  • Marin Country Day School, Step 2

    Year: 2010
    Architect: EHDD Architecture
    Owner/Submitted By: Marin Country Day School
    Location: Corte Madera, CA
    Award of Merit

    This  LEED® for Schools Platinum project is an independent Kindergarten through 8th grade school, located in Corte Madera. The school’s development plan is deeply rooted in conservation, smart resource management, and the critical role of education in fostering environmental consciousness. The second of two major phases, this project includes the construction of a new library, art studios, and classrooms, as well as a major rehabilitation of the adjacent creek area.

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