Excellence in Design (EID)

Excellence in Design Awards

May 2, 2013

These eight green building projects completed in 2012 demonstrate unique sustainable design and innovative strategies. The winners of each category will be explored in greater detail in upcoming issues of EDC, beginning in June 2013. The Excellence in Design program will start accepting entries in the fall for projects finished in 2013 at eid.edcmag.com. The following information was provided by the applicants.


Omega Net-Zero Energy Building
New Construction Winner: SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building
Submitted by: SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd. (www.suncarrieromega.com)
Date Completed: January 2012
Size: 6,500-square-foot office and 4,800-square-foot warehouse
Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Cost: $1.3 million
Certifications/Awards: LEED-NC Platinum; Intersolar AWARDS 2012; Global Green Award 2012; Certificate of Merit - Indian Concrete Institute; Finalist: Parivartan Corporate Sustainability Awards 2012
Issue Featured: December 2013

Renovation Winner: Corporate Headquarters
Submitted by: Arrowstreet (www.arrowstreet.com)
Date Completed: January 2012
Size: 19,000 square feet
Location: Plainview, N.Y.
Cost: $8 million
Certifications/Awards: LEED Certified
Issue Featured: June 2013
Homes at 

Old Colony Phase One
New Construction Winner: The Homes at Old Colony, Phase One
Submitted by: The Architectural Team (www.architecturalteam.com)
Date Completed: January 2012
Size: 147,000 square feet
Location: South Boston, Mass.
Cost: $56.4 million (includes demolition and abatement; and Learning Center)
Certifications/Awards: LEED for Homes Platinum (townhomes); LEED for Homes Platinum (midrise apartment building); LEED-NC Gold (The Learning Center); Enterprise Green Building Criteria; EPA ENERGY STAR; HUD Healthy Homes Guidelines
Issue Featured: July 2013
Renovation Winner: Bernal Tower
Submitted by: Blue Truck (www.bluetruckstudio.com)
Date Completed: May 2012
Size: 1,739 square feet
Location: San Francisco
Cost: $225 per square foot ($391,275)
Certifications/Awards: AIA San Francisco 2012 Home Tours; Nominations: 2013 Room of the Year (California Home + Design Magazine)
Issue Featured: November 2013
Bernal Tower
Center for Student 

Services - Boston University
New Construction Winner: Boston University Center for Student Services
Submitted by: Bruner Cott (www.brunercott.com)
Date Completed: June 2012
Size: 122,000 square feet
Location: Boston
Cost: $48 million
Certifications/Awards: LEED Gold Registered
Issue Featured: August 2013
Renovation Winner: Woolwich Central School
Submitted by: Unicel Architectural (www.unicelarchitectural.com)
Date Completed: September 2012
Size: 66,000 square feet
Location: Woolwich, Maine
Cost: $16.2 million
Issue Featured: Digital September 2013
Government/ Institutional
Phipps Conservatory and 

Botanical Gardens
New Construction Winner: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Submitted by: The Design Alliance Architects (www.tda-architects.com)
Date Completed: June 2012
Size: 24,350 square feet
Location: Pittsburgh
Cost: $12 million
Certifications/Awards: Living Building Challenge In progress, LEED-NC certification and Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certification in progress
Issue Featured: November 2013
Renovation Winner: Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse
Submitted by: Trivers Associates (www.trivers.com/home)
Date Completed: March 2013
Size: 293,132 square feet
Location: San Antonio
Cost: $51 million
Certifications/Awards: LEED Platinum
Issue Featured: November 2013


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