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The 2006 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s OfficeSonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball Court
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San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s Office

Sonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball Court

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.

  • San Mateo County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory and Coroner’s Office
  • San Mateo County Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory and Coroner's Office

    Year: 2006
    Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
    Owner/Submitted By: County of San Mateo
    Location: San Mateo, CA
    Award of Honor

    The mission of this highly secure 24/7 investigation laboratory for scientists and administration was to create a new facility for a new millennium. As the first building the County would construct in the 21st century, primary design objectives were to provide users with tools for long-term flexibility and to accommodate evolving research methods. The 29,000-square-foot building reflects the most progressive advances available in science, sustainability, and energy efficiency (38 percent better than Title 24) and conservation.

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  • Sonoma State University Recreation Center – Rohnert Park Basketball Court
  • Sonoma State University Recreation Center - Rohnert Park

    Year: 2006
    Architect: LPA, Inc.
    Owner/Submitted By: Sonoma State University
    Location: Rohnert Park, CA
    Citation Award

    The university had two major design goals for this project: to create a gathering space for the students and to demonstrate the campus’s commitment to sustainability. This two-story recreation and fitness center houses a signature climbing wall, one- and two-court gymnasiums, fitness and common areas, locker rooms and support spaces. It also serves to define the entry space to the campus’ Central Quadrangle.

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