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The 2011 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Bacon Street Offices EntranceBranson Commons ExteriorFord Assembly Building ExteriorUC Riverside School of Medicine Research Lab
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Bacon Street Offices Entrance

Branson Commons Exterior

Ford Assembly Building Exterior

UC Riverside School of Medicine Research Lab

For their achievement in combining architectural elegance with sustainability and energy efficiency, four California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2011 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.

  • Bacon Street Offices Entrance
  • Bacon Street Offices

    Year: 2011
    Architect: ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells
    Owner/Submitted By: OBRA, LLC
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Award of Honor

    The Problem:

    Many neighborhoods are filled with small structures that no-longer serve the needs and desires of those communities; and too often, those structures are torn down to make way for larger structures despite their relationship to the context.  This project explored the strategy of ‘mending and re-use’ as an alternate to ‘demolition and replacement’; where the structure is preserved and the public spaces are mended.  This strategy conserves material resources while allowing for change.

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  • Branson Commons Exterior
  • The Branson Commons

    Year: 2011
    Architect: Mary Griffin, FAIA, Eric Haesloop, FAIA, LEED AP
    Owner/Submitted By: The Branson School
    Location: Ross, CA
    Award of Merit

    The Branson School is an independent high school occupying seventeen acres of hilly terrain in the residential community of Ross, California, north of San Francisco. The new 7,550 s.f.

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  • Ford Assembly Building

    Year: 2011
    Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: Orton Development Inc.
    Location: Richmond, CA
    Award of Merit

    It is both heartening and ironic that the rehabilitation of Richmond’s hulking industrial ruin not only saved an historic landmark from the wrecking ball, but also converted an icon of the early 20th C fossil fuel industry – i.e. a vast auto plant - into a model of 21stC sustainability and renewable energy. Following the car factory era, further incarnations included a WWII tank factory “manned” by Rosie-the-Riveters.

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  • UC Riverside School of Medicine Research Building

    Year: 2011
    Architect: SRG Partnership
    Owner/Submitted By: University of California, Riverside
    Location: Riverside, CA
    Citation Award

    Doctors tend to establish their practices in the area in which they are trained. With the growing need for medical professionals in the Inland Empire, UC Riverside, as part of the development of its new medical school, required research space to accommodate the needed senior faculty. The School of Medicine Research Building is designed to attract such faculty, supporting their advanced research and providing flexible, adaptable lab space to accommodate other related researchers in the future.

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