The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
For their achievement in combining exceptional design, environmental sensitivity, and energy efficiency, five California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2007 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.
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: Arkin Tilt Architects
Owner/Submitted By: City of Palo Alto
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Award of Merit
This 622-acre preserve, located on the outskirts of Palo Alto, is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The restoration of this preserve habitat was made possible primarily with volunteer labor through partnerships with the local land stewards. The emphasis of this restoration was on minimizing ecological impact, which was achieved through its small size, the use of natural materials, and energy independence.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Owner/Submitted By: University of California Merced Physical Planning Design & Construction
Location: Merced, CA
Award of Merit
The UC Merced Library and Information Technology Center is both a work of art and a functional and efficient structure. The broad arcades, louvers and overhangs of the building allow shade while still maximizing the amount of daylighting and keeping a close connection with the outdoors.