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The 2005 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

The Audubon Center at Debs ParkEastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors CenterMorgan Hill Aquatics Center
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The Audubon Center at Debs Park

Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center

Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

For their expert integration of energy efficiency with outstanding architectural design, eight nonresidential projects in California have received honors as the culmination of the 2005 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards.

“Between the record number of entries and the general evolution of expertise in energy efficient design, this year’s competition was intense,” commented Charles Angyal, FAIA, Chief Architect at San Diego Gas & Electric. “But the deserving winners still rose solidly to the top, setting new standards for the design community.”

The jurors cited the projects’ masterful use of design to create beautiful, high quality working and learning environments that seamlessly integrate energy efficiency.

  • The Audubon Center at Debs Park
  • The Audubon Center at Debs Park

    Year: 2005
    Architect: EHDD Architecture
    Owner/Submitted By: The Audubon Center at Debs Park
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Award of Merit

    This nature center is purposely sited in an ecologically degraded native habitat on the edge of an under-utilized public park two miles from downtown Los Angeles. The center is a staging area for bringing children outdoors into nature and includes a multipurpose class/meeting room, offices and reception areas, a children’s garden, interpretative trails, kitchen, storage, library, restrooms, and parking. The 6,747 square foot building is 100 percent solar-powered and its Title 24 compliance margin with renewable energy is 110.5 percent.

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  • Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center
  • Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center

    Year: 2005
    Architect: Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: USDA Forest Service
    Location: Lone Pine, CA
    Citation Award

    Sited on 12 acres in a picturesque valley near Mount Whitney, this 6,000 square foot facility combines exhibit space, a bookstore, inventory preparation and storage areas, pubic restrooms, office area and foyer with information and permit counters. In designing this energy efficient project, The design team integrated lightshelves and sun shades, a ground source heat pump, high-albedo roofing, and fenestration that minimizes heat gain and loss and maximizes views of Mt Whitney.

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  • Morgan Hill Aquatics Center
  • Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

    Year: 2005
    Architect: ELS Architecture and Urban Design
    Owner/Submitted By: City of Morgan Hill
    Location: Morgan Hill, CA
    Citation Award

    This recreational and competitive aquatic facility includes an 8,825 square foot building on 8.5 acres of a flat, rural site. It integrates design, energy saving features, and programming to create an outdoor social center with four pools and low-maintenance support buildings. Among its most innovative energy-saving features is the use of windscreens to reduce pool heating costs by 40 percent. The overall project exceeds Title 24 standards by 21 percent.

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