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.
New Construction Winner: SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building
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
Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.
NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.