Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2011

This year's honorable mentions showcase design, systems integration, and indoor quality.

In 2010 the CBE occupant survey was implemented in over 50 buildings to study the experiences of commercial building occupants. In addition to this year’s winner, the jury recognized the following honorable mentions:

Kresge Foundation Headquarters, Troy, MI
Honorable Mention

Kresge’s headquarters blends historic preservation, landscape restoration, and sustainable building practices. Thoughtful integration of the site and structure produced a home for the foundation that reflects its values and serves as a model for its neighbors and the national green-building community. The project integrates high-performance building systems for energy performance and occupant comfort, and employs an extensive range of site features including native prairie landscaping and on-site stormwater features.

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Architect: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
MEP and Fire Protection: Arup
Consulting Arch. for Sustainability: Farr Associates
Structural: Robert Darvas Associates
Civil: Progressive AE
Lighting: Lighting Design Alliance
Acoustical: Shiner + Associates
Construction Manager: JM Olson Corporation

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Incline Village, NV
Honorable Mention for Systems Integration

When completed in 2006, this multi-use laboratory and educational building was the second building in the UC system to receive LEED-Platinum certification. The jury selected it as noteworthy for its energy performance and integration of building systems, which include active chilled beams, cold water storage, and a rooftop photovoltaic array.

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Architect: Collaborative Design Studio
Mechanical: Integral Group
Electrical: Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs)
Structural: John A. Martin & Associates
Lighting: David Nelson and Associates
Contractor: Turner
Lighting: David Nelson & Associates
Acoustical: McKay Conant Brook
LEED Consultant: AEC

Additional Finalists

A total of nine buildings met the criteria to be considered for the 2011 awards. These buildings provide a superior level of occupant comfort and experience accoring to the CBE occupant survey results. Additional finalists include:

Fletcher Jones Mercedes

Chicago, IL

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center

Davis, CA

UC Davis Grad School of Management

Davis, CA

UC Merced Logistical Support Facility

Merced, CA

Livable Buildings Award

Kresge Foundation Headquarters
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Livable Buildings Award

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences
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