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: Siegel & Strain Architects
Owner/Submitted By: City of Orinda
Location: Orinda, CA
This City Hall creates a larger sense of community and connection for citizens and city staff while demonstrating a high level of environmental responsibility: the 14,000 square foot building surpasses Title 24 requirements by 72% (LEED method) and scored 11 out of 10 possible points (one innovation point for exemplary energy performance) from LEED as part of its LEED Gold rating. The new city hall houses public meeting spaces and the City’s administrative, planning, building, and police departments.
Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Owner/Submitted By: University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
The student resources building consolidates key student services, while fostering the university's goals for diversity and equality. The building's design maintains a high degree of openness and transparency, creating an energetic facility with a welcoming atmosphere that encourages interaction and community-building between the diverse student groups, faculty, and staff.