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The 2011 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Branson Commons ExteriorFord Assembly Building Exterior
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Branson Commons Exterior

Ford Assembly Building Exterior

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.

  • 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 Exterior
  • 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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