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The 2003 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

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.

  • Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market
  • Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market

    Year: 2003
    Architect: Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells
    Owner/Submitted By: People’s Organic Food Market
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Award of Honor

    This project created an environmentally responsible grocery story by using an integrated design approach, incorporating the building envelope design with the mechanical and electrical systems optimization. In addition, it produced a well day-lit, naturally ventilated, comfortable space with open interiors to further express the market’s commitment to its customers, employees, and the environment.

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