Article Number: 2859
SBIC Announces the Winners of the Beyond Green™ 2007 High Performance Building Awards
WASHINGTON, DC-- The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC), along with our sponsors, is pleased to announce the winners of the Beyond Green™ 2007 High Performance Building Awards Program. Three first place winners will present their projects on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, from 12:30 - 1:30 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy's Building for the 21st Century monthly lecture series. An awards ceremony and reception will follow from 1:30 - 3:00 in the Great Hall. All events are open to the public.

This year, the Council will give awards in two categories: High Performance Buildings and High Performance Initiatives. The Beyond Green™ awards recognize initiatives that shape and catalyze the high performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high performance design and construction practices.

Applicants were challenged to demonstrate the successful application of the whole building approach and show how they maintained the proper balance of eight design objectives (accessible, aesthetic, cost effective, functional, historic, productive, safe/secure and sustainable) that make up a high performance building. All building design professionals, including SBIC members and nonmembers, were eligible to compete.

SBIC would like to thank all applicants for the time and energy they put into their submissions!

The Council would also like to recognize our sponsors BASF, SKANSKA, BOMA, CertainTeed, eco-structure, and the Whole Building Design Guide for their generous support of this program.

This year's outstanding jury deserves special thanks for a job well done! Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, founder and principal of Ross Barney Architects chaired this year's jury. Assisting her were: Leon Chatelain III, Principal, Chatelain Architects, PC; Joyce Lee, AIA, Chief Architect in the New York City Office of Management and Budget; Claire Ramspeck, Asst. Director of Technology for Standards and Special Projects, at ASHRAE; and Dennis Talton, RA Sustainable Development Program Manager and Accessibility Coordinator for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

The winners in each category are described below.

Beyond Green™ 2007 High Performance Building Awards: Category A - High Performance Buildings

First Place:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - The Molecular Foundry

SmithGroup, Inc

Award Winners:

Bronx Library Center

Dattner Architects

Desert Living Center and Gardens

Lucchesi Galati

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Lord, Aeck, Sargent Architecture

The Most Energy Efficient Conservatory in the World

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Inc.

Northern Guilford Middle School

Innovative Design, Inc.

University of California Merced, Central Plant

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Water + Life Museums Campus

Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build

Beyond Green™ 2007 High Performance Building Awards: Category B - High Performance Initiatives

First Place:

High Performance Building: Perspectives and Practice

Rocky Mountain Institute

Educational Initiative

The Athena® EcoCalculator for Assemblies

Athena Institute

Innovative Initiative

Award Winners:

21st Century Schools Policy Initiative and Design Manual

NJIT for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority

Policy Initiative

Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Program Development Initiative