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.
Architect: EHDD Architecture
Owner/Submitted By: Marin Country Day School
Location: Corte Madera, CA
Award of Merit
This LEED® for Schools Platinum project is an independent Kindergarten through 8th grade school, located in Corte Madera. The school’s development plan is deeply rooted in conservation, smart resource management, and the critical role of education in fostering environmental consciousness. The second of two major phases, this project includes the construction of a new library, art studios, and classrooms, as well as a major rehabilitation of the adjacent creek area.
Architect: WRNS Studio
Owner/Submitted By: City of Watsonville
Location: Watsonville, CA
Award of Merit
The new City of Watsonville Water Resources Center supports the Water Recycling Project, a joint effort of the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, to provide recycled water to farmers throughout the coastal areas of South Santa Cruz and North Monterey counties. Groundwater in the valley is being consumed more quickly than it can be replenished, resulting in saltwater intrusion into coastal wells.