The 2002 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
Five outstanding nonresidential buildings have been recognized for their integration of energy efficiency and architectural design as the culmination of the 2002 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integrations Awards competition. The winning design teams received their awards at the 2002 AIACC Awards Celebration in San Francisco on Sept. 22. The announcement was made jointly by the competition’s cosponsors: Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, and the AIA, California Council.
“This year’s entries raised the level of competition across the board,” commented Janith Johnson, AIA, manager of nonresidential new construction programs at Southern California Edison. “It made the jurors’ job more difficult, but it was gratifying to see better examples than ever of the integration of energy efficiency in new building design that we are fostering through the Savings By Design program.”
The jurors chose two projects for Awards of Honor, citing their intelligent integration of energy efficiency into aesthetically outstanding building design. They bestowed Citations of Merit to three more projects for achieving specific aspects of energy-efficient and sustainable design.
Architect: Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects and RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: State of California Office of Emergency Services
Location: Sacramento, CA
Award of Honor
Located at the 12-acre decommissioned Mather Air Force Base, this 111,000 sq. ft. building is the strategic command center for the State of California Office of Emergency Services and it handles a full range of emergency response activities, including information gathering, strategic planning, collective decision making, and information dissemination. The facility is a 24-hour, high-security facility whose design furthers the dialogue surrounding the emergency operations center as an evolving public building type.