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The 2007 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners

Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David WakelyUnited States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim Griffith
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Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely

United States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim GriffithUnited States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo

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.

  • Molecular Foundry - Photo Credit: David Wakely
  • Molecular Foundry

    Year: 2007
    Architect: SmithGroup, Inc.
    Owner/Submitted By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Citation Award

    The 95,692 ft 2 Molecular Foundry was created to symbolize the advanced nature of nanoscience research and is a testament to modern technology. Built on a steep site between two existing buildings, the facility's energy consumption was reduced by over 27% relative to Title 24 energy standards. Although the building currently earns a LEED Silver rating, it is now on track to achieve Gold. This high performance was accomplished through water efficiency, energy performance, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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  • United States Federal Building, San Francisco - Photo Credit: Tim Griffith
  • United States Federal Building, San Francisco

    Year: 2007
    Architect: Morphosis Architects
    Owner/Submitted By: U.S. General Services Administration
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Citation Award

    The San Francisco Federal Building is a testament to design excellence and sustainable architecture. The building is meant to serve the tenants and the community and does so with the highest design aspirations and innovative technology. The 18-story project houses a healthy work environment as well as resources for public use, such as a café, a childcare center, and a conference center.

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