The 2010 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
For their achievement in combining architectural elegance with sustainability and energy efficiency, seven California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2010 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 and Sacramento Municipal Utility District, in conjunction with 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 commented that the best projects respond well to climate and have an excellent contextual response to their surrounding area, while maintaining maximum comfort. They added that a building’s expression is what sets it apart as award-winning sustainable design.
Owner/Submitted By: Town of Yountville, Steven Rogers, Town Manager
Location: Yountville, CA
Award of Honor
After years of planning, the completed Yountville Town Center weaves new and existing buildings and outdoor rooms into a place designed to enrich community life right on main street in the middle of town. The new Community Center building, housing a branch library, program spaces and a large multi-use room, opens onto a new Town Square framed on either side by the existing Community Hall and Post Office. Building exteriors blend with the rural character, while inside the spaces are light and airy.