The 2011 Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (EEIA) Winners
For their achievement in combining architectural elegance with sustainability and energy efficiency, four California nonresidential projects received awards of recognition from the 2011 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.
Architect: Mary Griffin, FAIA, Eric Haesloop, FAIA, LEED AP
Owner/Submitted By: The Branson School
Location: Ross, CA
Award of Merit
The Branson School is an independent high school occupying seventeen acres of hilly terrain in the residential community of Ross, California, north of San Francisco. The new 7,550 s.f.
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Owner/Submitted By: Orton Development Inc.
Location: Richmond, CA
Award of Merit
It is both heartening and ironic that the rehabilitation of Richmond’s hulking industrial ruin not only saved an historic landmark from the wrecking ball, but also converted an icon of the early 20th C fossil fuel industry – i.e. a vast auto plant - into a model of 21stC sustainability and renewable energy. Following the car factory era, further incarnations included a WWII tank factory “manned” by Rosie-the-Riveters.