Livable Buildings Awards Finalists 2012

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

In 2011, 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 mention:

Midtown Community Elementary School: Neptune City, N.J.
Honorable Mention

The LEED Platinum Midtown Community Elementary School was designed as a learning tool for its students and surrounding community. It demonstrates the key areas of sustainability: water conservation, energy conservation and efficiency, recycled and regional material use, and creation and maintenance of a healthy indoor environment. This project stood out for many reasons, including the use of photovoltaics, ambitious design strategies, and better energy performance than expected (based on actual data compared to energy modeling).

One juror remarked, "Schools, in general, are challenging to design. They scored really high on the CBE survey in areas that are difficult for schools to do well in [acoustics and lighting]."

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Owner: Neptune Township Board of Education
Architect: SSP Architectural Group
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Landscape Architects: SED Design
HVAC Engineer/Commissioning Agent: Concord Engineering Group
LEED/Energy Consultants: 7group

Additional Finalists

A total of six buildings met the criteria to be considered for the 2012 awards. These buildings provide a superior level of occupant comfort and experience according to the CBE occupant survey results. Additional finalists include:

4711 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

Azusa Pacific University Segerstrom Center

Los Angeles, CA

ISIS Canberra

Canberra, Australia

Target Field

Minneapolis, MN

Livable Buildings Award

Midtown Community Elementary School exterior.
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Livable Buildings Award

Midtown Community Elementary School classroom. Images courtesy of 7group.