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The 2006 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

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Oak Park Joint-Use Library Front

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For their achievement in combining exceptional design, environmental sensitivity, and energy efficiency, seven California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2006 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards program.

Every year, the recognition program, sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric®, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), acknowledges the extra time and effort it takes to successfully integrate architectural excellence and energy efficiency.

This year, two exceptional projects rose to the top to receive Awards of Honor. Two other outstanding projects received Awards of Merit and three noteworthy projects received special citations.

“These winning projects are responsive to their location, addressing their climate and also the potential for integrated use of outdoor areas,” said the jurors. “The best design solutions focus on both the building and the site, and also relate to the community context.”

The jurors agreed that the highly inventive solutions represented by the winners would be instructive to other designers in California and throughout the nation.

  • Oak Park Joint-Use Library Front
  • Oak Park Joint-Use Library

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux
    Owner/Submitted By: Oak Park Unified School District/Ventura County
    Location: Oak Park, CA
    Award of Merit

    Oak Park Joint-Use Library, a unique partnership between the Oak Park Unified School District and Ventura County, is the City’s first civic building. The 9,400-square-foot project offers a challenging program of balancing the needs of high school students and the public while supporting the library’s mission of being a high performance, sustainable building. The resulting design performed 27 percent better than Title 24 requirements with a simple, cost-effective plan that organized space for easy monitoring.

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  • Sun Valley Branch Library
  • Sun Valley Branch Library

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux
    Owner/Submitted By: City of Los Angeles
    Location: Sun Valley, CA
    Award of Merit

    This project is a replacement building for a smaller library on the same site, encompassing 12,500 square feet on one acre of land. It is one of 32 projects in the 1998 Library Bond Program and one of only two projects to achieve a Gold level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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