The 2009 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
For their achievement in combining architectural elegance with sustainability and energy efficiency, five California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2009 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards program.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: Environmental Nature Center
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Award of Merit
With a limited budget, but larger than life dreams, a distinct, environmental and cost effective solution creates a new 9,000 SF front door for an existing and respected nature center in Newport Beach.
Effective site placement and orientation, material selection, storm water management and water conservation techniques provide the most sustainable solution possible for the limited budget available. The inclusion of a roof top photovoltaic array provides the all of the onsite power requirements for the facility: a net zero building.