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The 2005 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

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Global Ecology Research Center

Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

Natural Resources Defense Council Interior

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.

  • Global Ecology Research Center
  • Global Ecology Research Center

    Year: 2005
    Architect: EHDD Architecture
    Owner/Submitted By: Carnegie Institute of Washington
    Location: Stanford, CA
    Award of Honor

    This research facility at Stanford University houses 45 researchers and staff in roughly 25,000 square feet. Its functions include laboratory, office, workshop, greenhouse, and storage space. The project team set an overall goal of 50 percent lower energy use than Title 24 while maintaining a very modest construction budget and meeting the strictest standards for safe air management in the lab and excellent indoor air quality in the offices. In addition, strategies such as natural daylighting and radiant heating/cooling assure optimum occupant thermal, and acoustic and visual comfort.

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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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  • Natural Resources Defense Council Interior
  • Natural Resources Defense Council

    Year: 2005
    Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: Natural Resources Defense Council
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Citation Award

    This office interior renovation comprises 19,700 square feet on two floors of an existing downtown office building constructed in 1927. The project includes private offices, open work areas, conference rooms, and a law library. The design minimizes energy use, maximizes comfort, enhances access to daylight, views, and indoor air quality, uses recycled/renewable/non-toxic materials, and implemented aggressive water management and indoor air quality during construction. It boasts a Title 24 compliance margin that exceeds 50 percent.

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