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The 2003 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Georgina Blach Intermediate SchoolPolytechnic School Middle School Ecology/Science Classroom
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Georgina Blach Intermediate School

Polytechnic School Middle School Ecology/Science Classroom

For their integration of energy efficiency with outstanding architectural design, five nonresidential projects have received awards as the culmination of the 2003 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards Competition. The winning design teams received their awards at the National AIA Convention in San Diego on May 8. The announcement was made jointly by the competition’s co-sponsors: The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company.

“The winning projects in this year’s competition struck a common chord with the jurors,” commented Charles Angyal, FAIA, manager of commercial new construction energy efficiency programs at San Diego Gas & Electric. “Each project demonstrated a masterful integration of energy efficiency strategies and techniques into a simple, elegant design that was respectful of its surroundings. This year’s winners exemplify the momentum for energy efficient design fostered through the Savings By Design program.”

The jurors chose two projects for Awards of Honor, citing their seamless integration of energy efficiency into elegant building design. They bestowed Awards of Merit to two more projects for expertly incorporating energy efficiency into challenging situations (school retrofit/infill and large-scale office complex). Finally, they awarded one Special Citation to a classroom that served as an outstanding pedagogical expression of energy efficient and sustainable design.

  • Georgina Blach Intermediate School
  • Georgina Blach Intermediate School

    Year: 2003
    Architect: Gelfand RNP Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: Georgina Blach Intermediate School
    Location: Los Altos, CA
    Award of Merit

    This state-of-the-art, energy-efficient school project modernized all the existing school buildings and added 35,000 square feet of new construction, including a 10,000-square-foot gym. Energy efficiency was integrated into every system at this school, a participant in California's Collaborative for High Performance Schools program, resulting in no extra energy use despite the addition of 35,000 new square feet of building space, air conditioning, and a new local area network.

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  • Polytechnic School Middle School Ecology/Science Classroom
  • Polytechnic School Middle School Ecology/Science Classroom

    Year: 2003
    Architect: Christopher V. Ward AIA, Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: Polytechnic School Middle School
    Location: Pasadena, CA
    Citation Award

    This classroom incorporated design elements that can be used to teach concepts of ecology, astronomy, energy efficiency, and sustainability. The project demonstrates alternative energy resources and renewable materials resources and includes photovoltaic electrical generation, hydronic radiant floor heating, passive solar cooling design, and daylighting.

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