The 2006 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
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.
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.
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.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Location: Torrance, CA
Located at Toyota’s North American Headquarters, the South Campus consists of five three-story buildings, totaling 624,000 square feet. In addition to the program requirement of providing office space for the financial and customer services groups, the facility provides amenities for dining, training and an event courtyard for the entire Toyota population. The campus expansion demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to the environment using the corporation’s process green initiatives.