Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2009

Top performing buildings as measured by CBE's occupant IEQ survey.

From more than 90 buildings that implemented the CBE occupant survey during the 2008 calendar year, nine finalists qualified for the awards by meeting an established criteria for occupant satisfaction.

The finalists in the 2009 awards represent several project types, including a large number of schools that were surveyed as part of a IEQ research study on K-12 schools currently underway at CBE.

We would like to thank those who participated in the awards program, and we congratulate all the finalists for their commitment to providing livable environments for working and learning.

Cohos Evamy Toronto Studio, Toronto ON, Canada, Honorable Mention

In the design of its Toronto studio, Cohos Evamy created a functional, open studio that reflects the firm's fundamental belief in sustainable design. The office, located in a transit-friendly city location, uses 44% less electricity for lighting and plug loads than average office builidngs, and uses 59% less water. The firm has made waste reduction a part of the office culture, and currently diverts over 60% of operational waste from landfill.

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Architect: Cohos Evamy
Mech. Eng., Elec. Eng. and Elec. Design: Cohos Evamy
Owner & Developer: Brookfield Properties Management General Contractor: Jesslin Interiors Limited
Commissioning: Hunter Facilities Management Inc.
Manager &Tenant Services: Brookfield Properties Management

William P. Robinson Building at Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, Honorable Mention

The renovation of this 1970s era academic building exemplifies a successful green renovation and modernization. Although 95% of the building's shell was reused, the building envelope was upgraded with new operable windows and an EnergyStar compliant roof. In conjunction with a complete replacement of the mechanical system, energy use is predicted to be 43% below ASHRAE standards.

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Architect: Moseley Architects
MEP: PACE Collaborative
Structural: Stroud, Pence & Associates
Contractor: W.B. Meredith III, Inc.

Additional Finalists

Other finalist buildings that met the criteria for the CBE survey results include:

Hurricane Creek Elementary School

Benton, AR

Ogden Elementary

Wilmington, NC

Pearl Hall Elementary

Houston, TX

Shaw Middle School

Pasadena, TX

Sidwell Friends School

Washington, DC

Wolf Center for Philanthropy

York, PA

Livable Buildings Award

Cohos Evamy Toronto Studio
Photos: Tom Arban
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Livable Buildings Award

Robinson Building at NSU
Photos: Steve Maylone
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