Livable Buildings Awards
A program to showcase buildings that excel in design, operation, and occupant satisfaction.
In August of 2012, a jury of CBE Industry Partners selected the Clif Bar & Company Headquarters in Emeryville, California, as the winner of the 2012 Livable Buildings Award. The Midtown Community Elementary School in Neptune City, New Jersey, was recognized with an honorable mention. These projects meet the highest standards for providing healthy and productive indoor environments, and represent best practices for sustainability and overall design.
These winning projects, along with the other award finalists, ranked among the top scorers in CBE's Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey. The survey, used to study occupant satisfaction with the quality of the indoor environment, has been implemented in over 575 buildings around the globe.
The Award Winner
The Clif Bar Headquarters takes advantage of ample natural light and a large volumetric space in their 75,000 square foot building that was originally a World War II valve manufacturing facility. The company's core values — sustaining their brand, business, people, community and the planet — are expressed in many features of the building's design, from the solar panels, courtyards, and onsite daycare, right down to the custom door pulls made from bicycle frames.
Honorable Mention and Finalists
The jury also recognized Midtown Community Elementary School with an Honorable Mention from among the finalists that qualified for the competition.
The program jury represents the diversity of CBE's industry membership.
Clif Bar home takes 2012 Livable Buildings Award
Clif Bar & Company Headquarters, 2012 Livable Buildings Award Winner.